Don't Be No Fake (Brave Face)

by Adrian Hayward

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ABOUT THIS TRACK:

Don't Be No Fake (Brave Face) is a song that I wrote as an experiment. Previously all my songs had come by inspiration, and some of them had taken a few years to complete as new concepts would be added every now and again. I realised one day that this method, although genuine, is not the only way to write, and definitely not the best way to produce a lot of material.

I sat down in my flat on a summer's evening and endeavoured to come up with something of quality, that although written mechanically would still be from the heart. I began writing something that would convey what I wanted to hear from people when I was in the middle of many years of struggle. I realised after a short while that it was sounding too self-indulgent and was quite weak lyrically. I then changed the point of view from me, to the person speaking to me. That's when the song came together!

I chose this song as my first single because, unlike some of my others, everybody can relate to it in some way. We all know what it's like to put forward that we are okay when the reality is far from that. Everyone can relate to wanting somebody who will speak the words of this song and really mean it.

I hope you enjoy the song!

Adrian

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lyrics

LYRICS:

Brave face, are you putting on your brave face for me?

I don't want you to pretend, be who you are my friend, that's all I ask.
Don't you be no fake, you're free to make mistakes with me.
Now I want you to see you're who you're meant to be just the way you are.
I hope you can let go of this upsetting show and be yourself.

Brave face, why you putting on your brave face with me?
Have faith, I won't judge you, it's your heart I want to see.

I keep thinking that you don't want me to know you, what' you hiding?
I've seen it all before, been there myself before, what' you afraid of?
Please let your barriers down and stop clowning around for both our sakes.
There's no value in facades and although you find it hard, you need me.

Brave face, why you putting on your brave face with me?
Have faith, I won't judge you, it's your heart I want to see.

What makes you think you can go it alone,
When you're like a time bomb that's waiting to explode?
Holding all that angst inside,
Your smiles convince as you bury your lies.
How can you think you can do it alone,
When you're just a time bomb ready to explode?
Holding all that pain inside,
Your smiles may convince but are you dying inside?

Brave face, I don't wanna see your brave face again.
Why don't you have faith? I won't judge you it's your heart I want to see.
Brave face, I don't wanna see your brave face again.
Why don't you have faith? I won't judge you it's your heart I want to see.

Your whole heart: I wanna know you for who you are.

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released March 26, 2012
Track Credits:

Track credits to come as soon as the CD single is ready. If you would like me email you with the credits as soon as they are available, please email me at music@adrianhayward.co.uk, or use the contact options at the top of the page.

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Adrian Hayward Minehead, UK

Adrian Hayward is a solo singer-songwriter of hopeful, meaningful, music. His unique style can best be described as alternative acoustic rock. Ranging from sensitive and soulful ballads to funky, rhythm guitar driven anthems.

Adrian says “Being able to express myself fully is my sole musical aim. Many people have said my music makes them feel good, and brings hope for change in their own lives.
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