Closing The Gap

by Vinnie Whitehead

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Vinnie Whitehead - Closing The Gap - New EP Release 4th September 2017

2017 has seen York based singer songwriter Vinnie Whitehead reinvent himself as a solo artist releasing new music over two singles ‘We Shall Overcome’ and ‘For Sure’. Both of which made it into the iTunes singer songwriter top 200 download charts. ‘We Shall Overcome’ peaking at number 27 in January 2017. September brings the release of Vinnie’s new EP “Closing The Gap” that features tracks ‘Fuck The Man’ ‘Cash Counter’ ‘Revolution Blues’ ‘I’ve Seen You On Tinder’ and ‘I Can’t Sleep At Night’.

The “Closing The Gap” EP is self produced, mixed, and mastered in Vinnie’s studio focusing on building the music using the instruments used in Vinnie’s new live solo show. Featuring a Roland Tr-505 drum machine, a MicroKorg Synth, an acoustic guitar, and a Boss RC-50 loop pedal. The songwriting and production is focused on closing the gap between Vinnie’s previous singles more acoustic sound and where he is looking to take his music in the future using a more synth, drum machine, hip-hop and electronic sound. As well as creating a sound Vinnie can reproduce live.

“Closing The Gap” will be released on all major download stores on Monday 4th September 2017 including iTunes, Apple Music, Deezer, Amazon, Google Play, Spotify and more.

For more information on Vinnie Whitehead, a full biography, previous releases, music videos and downloads please visit www.vinnieandthestars.com or contact info@vinnieandthestars.com

Vinnie Whitehead - Closing The Gap

01 - Fuck The Man
02 - Cash Counter
03 - Revolution Blues
04 - I’ve Seen You On Tinder
05 - I Can’t Sleep At Night

All songs written, produced, mixed and mastered by Vinnie Whitehead.

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released September 4, 2017

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Track Name: Fuck The Man
Back in the game no stress no trouble
So many came along trying to burst my bubble
But I shot them back down now I’m rising on the double
don’t need to get vexed or flex my muscles
Use intellect, dialect
Coming at you straight with the facts to reflect
Don’t need to strain and don’t I need to sweat
I use my ability I’ve got a skill you see
to open peoples eyes and set their minds free
From the chains and strains of every day pains
When the worlds gone insane, boiling blood in my veins
You need to break free from the same main frame
Brain washed by the media Believing what they’re feeding
changing the stories like their changing wikipedia

Fuck this shit and fuck the man
I’m just musician trying to make you understand
that the media’s corrupt and we’re getting fucked
by the super rich elite and the politicians

If you believe that all there is to see
is the truth, and it defines your reality
well you need to take a look try dig a little deeper
It’s time to wake up stop following leader
trapped in a cell, living in hell
where the walls are built by hate and fear
We need to stay clear, step it up a gear
fight the propaganda, expose the slander
open up your eyes and see through the lies
Your first reaction is to deny
You can be an ignorer or an explorer
O might feel sick but open up the door.
Take the path to pace and break down the boarders
It’s time to fight back against the new world order.

Fuck this shit and fuck the man
I’m just musician trying to make you understand
that the media’s corrupt and we’re getting fucked
by the super rich elite and the politicians
Track Name: Cash Counter
I’ve got a pocket full of cash but that cash won’t last
I’ve got bills to pay and pay real fast
heading to the bank is the morning task
one simple thing that i’ve gotta do
starts off early at the back of a queue
I take my money out and examine it through
Every fold and tear I start to review
I straighten each note with the tips of my fingers
I get to the machine that usually hinders
Insert my card anticipation lingers
Hoping it takes it all is a little ambitious
The drawer opens up and I insert my stash
It shuts and counts in a sudden dash
Opens up again with rejected cash
Don’t stressed just try and relax
I’m only paying my bills and my council tax

Won’t you take my money, My money
Won’t you take my money, My money

I take my money out what the fuck is this?
trying to tell me this note was ripped
it’s in two halves and now I’m pissed
I’m twenty quid down and I’m in the shit
I need to grab an assistant and grab one quick
The note was fine before I insist
I need to pay it in or I’ll get bank charges
And pay it in quick before my debt enlarges

Won’t you take my money, My money
Won’t you take my money, My money

I can pay it in at the desk
Just fill in this form and they’ll do the rest
Join another cue to add to the stress
can’t wait to get myself out of this mess
I filled in the form but I had to ask it
why waste paper when the machine takes plastic
this waste of time seems so drastic
All I get is a look like I’m been sarcastic

Won’t you take my money, My money
Won’t you take my money, My money
Track Name: Revolution Blues
Do you have the right to protest or just to parade?
Bring your flask and the cardboard sign that you’ve made
I’ve seen more passion at a football match
then this nicely organised middle class march.

Don’t get me wrong I think we need a revolution
Just protests and petitions are not the solution.

Sanctioning the protest puts no strain on the system
That’s the point most of the activists are missing.
March and follow orders like cattle in a pen
kept under control until it’s time for bed.

Don’t get me wrong I think we need a revolution
Just protests and petitions are not the solution.

Numbers made history in 2003
But we’re still dropping bombs down on the Middle East
There where riots on the streets in the name of Rodney
but we still have to suffer police brutality

Don’t get me wrong I think we need a revolution
Just protests and petitions are not the solution.

The super rich elite will always get their way
when the media control how the message is portrayed.
The majority of people are brain washed with ease,
That’s the hypocrisy of a democracy

Don’t get me wrong I think we need a revolution
Just protests and petitions are not the solution.
Track Name: I've Seen You On Tinder
Amy doesn’t why she’s giving this a try
but she’s looking pretty fly searching for the perfect guy.
Becky’s 26 and she’s a stylist
She wakes up in the morning and she needs a coffee fix
One look at Claire and she’ll give you a scare
She’s got lust in her eyes and a hypnotising stare.
Dianne is only looking for a hunky kind of man
who likes to wear a vest and a fake tan.
Elaine has got the body that’ll drive you insane
she likes eating out and drinking champagne.
If you match with Faye and you just say hey
when she gets your message she’ll un match you straight away.
Gemma loves gin and she loves traveling
she's got a picture on a camel and a picture in the gym.
Hannah does want to see no drugged up tigers
and she hasn’t got no time for cheats and liars.
Isabelle’s six foot she says no short guys please
well she's looking kind of sexy but I bet she's a tease.
Jenny’s kids are her world and her youngest is 1
So if you don’t like kids you can jog on.
Kelly signed up for a second time
and she’s hoping that she’ll find her partner in crime.
Leanne is 28 and she's looking to date
she believes in unicorns, fairies and fate.
Michelle says ask and you will find out
every photo has a snapchat filter and silly pout.
Nancy’s been away but she's back in town
she wants to start a family and try to settle down.
Olive doesn’t want to see a picture of your dick
She's got more self respect because she’s a classy chick.
Peggy likes adventures and the great outdoors
she likes a good movie but she's never seen star wars.
Queeny is transgender if that doesn’t bother you
she’d like to hook up and she can keep a secret too.
Rebecca’s got netflix and she likes to drink wine
she’s not after anything serious she just wants a good time.
Sarah owns her own house, eyebrows and car
she likes to go to festivals she’s learning guitar.
Can you spot Tracy in the picture with her friends
she has a 9 to 5 she's living for the weekends.
Ursula says she's a curvy girl and proud
when she has too much to drink she can be a little loud.
Vicky’s done tough mudder and she's ran some marathons
she likes to take a walk in the park but she's afraid of swans.
Wendy is the most stunning girl you've ever seen
she likes to work out and she's a beauty queen.
I’ve checked out all the girls from A to X,Y,Z
now I’ll play the waiting game and see who will match with me.
Track Name: I Can't Sleep At Night
I can’t sleep at night, I’ve tried counting sheep at night
I’ve tried counting sheep at night
The display on my clock is far too bright
reminding me it’ll soon be light
ok of the day I lie and contemplate.

I get jealous, of people who can just close their eyes and to my surprise in the blink of an eye, no lies there away in the land of lullabies.
I’m so tired by I’m lying awake and for goodness sake, I need to give my head a shake did I make a mistake, every action of the day a lie and contemplate.

I can’t all sleep at night, I’ve tried counting sheep at night
I’ve tried counting sheep at night
The display on my clock is far too bright
reminding me it’ll soon be light
I can’t sleep at night

Now I’m starting to get a little agitated
tossing and turning getting me frustrated
surely it shouldn’t be so complicated
no thoughts have vacated my mind
My head is been invaded
Ideas keep me motivated
My brain is been saturated
I better write this down before it’s all evaporated.

I can’t sleep at night, I’ve tried counting sheep at night
I’ve tried counting sheep at night
The display on my clock is far too bright
reminding me it’ll soon be light
I can’t sleep at night

Finally I’m getting tired
I just started yawning but it’s almost morning
I think I might just try and close my eyes.

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