​Would you care to dance with the band?

UPDATED: 15 May 2020

We’ve had an idea and wondered if you’d like to join us in a little project we’re planning.

We’d like to release a remixed version of our song ‘Deep Breath’ with accompanying video, and we’d like to ask you to contribute to the video footage.

The themes of the song are very current with the central ideas being about protest, solidarity, a call for better, happier times and the necessity for change.

We’d like you to submit your footage of anything that you think might be suitable to be included in the video. It could be footage of clapping in your area for the NHS for example. Perhaps footage or photos of gatherings, demonstrations or marches that you’ve been on, children singing together, or maybe your recent experiences of the current nightmare. Anything along the lines of those central themes, or your own ideas that those themes may suggest to you personally, that you think would be suitable to be included.

We’d like you to contribute your footage by Wednesday 20th of May, and we will put something together and then release the video and the song for free on the next Bandcamp Day, which is Friday 5th of June.

Clips of up to thirty seconds can be sent direct on email to thedowlingpoole@gmail.com. Anything longer you’d like us to consider is best sent to the same email address, via WeTransfer.com, which is a free file transfer system for larger files.

Your clips, photo’s, illustrations, animation; all are welcome. High res and 16:9 (horizontal) phone or camera material is best, but all submissions will be considered.

We’d like to make this a real The Dowling Poole ‘community’ effort so please join in if you can.

Love,
Willie & Jon

PS – UPDATED: 15 May 2020

We’ve received a number of emails asking for clarification about what sort of footage to send and whether the lyrics might be available to get ideas from. So, see the lyrics below, and we are open to anything that they might suggest to you.

Lyrics – “Deep Breath” – The Dowling Poole

Some called it reckless – They warned of consequences

Hard wired for helpless – Trapped by their own defences

Lets blame those ugly children

Wise words designed to make no sound at all

Where went those promises?

Who stole that book of dreams to come?

So flat-line your senses now and turn

Before all the engines burn it all away.

The harder they come, the big and the tall

The deeper the bed to cushion their fall

2-3-4 deep breath

United we stand, divided we fall

See the people cripple and crawl

2-3-4 deep breath

Still you’ll get no satisfaction

We hide in smug superior

Then we light up the fires to fuel the cruel

Shame for the laissez-faire neglect

One more cog in a wheel of incompetence (to shield your eyes)

The harder they come, the big and the tall

The deeper the bed to cushion their fall

2-3-4 deep breath

United we stand, divided we fall

See the people cripple and crawl

2-3-4 deep breath

And I can’t get no satisfaction

And all they see glitter is gold for the fools

Like slaves to their own super-cool

The game is done, the wrong side won

There is no change of heart to come

No last reprise, no guarantees

You lost your voice when you disagreed

And all the rhetoric, that got you in a spin

Will take away the only pot you had to piss in

And when the tables turn, as far as you’re concerned

You’ll be the next in a line of weak they come to burn

All we listen for are bells to ring the changes

All we’re wishing for are better days to come

All we listen for are bells to ring the changes

All we’re wishing for are better days to come

All we listen for are bells to ring the changes

All we’re wishing for are better days to come

All we listen for are bells to ring the changes

All we’re wishing for are better days to come – come – come – come – come – come

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