16. UNITED KINGDOM V: Cellphone – Time To Face The World

“Time To Face The World”
Performed by: Cellphone
Music by: Jim Brook
Lyrics by: Jim Brook

Jim Brook comes from London and this is his sixth participation in the HCSC.

In his own words:
Hi! I chose to enter under the name Cellphone because my mobile phone is both my ideas storage area and my “recording studio”. With no formal musical training or technical knowledge, the songs I sing live into my phone represent the best I can produce with just one voice and one guitar.

“Time To Face The World” is a live recording. It’s a song that reflects how easy it is to become stressed and unsettled in these modern times, what with macho world leaders threatening war, climate change, the surveillance culture, even Brexit! But maybe – hopefully – modern life is not as frightening as the media would make out, if we all stick together and live our lives the way we want to. After all, there are no shadows in the dead of a moonless night! I hope you like my song, and I wish the best of luck to all the participants in HCSC 2019.

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Lyrics:
Modern life, it takes its toll.
Situations you can’t control.
Tell me, tell me, what you frightened of?
Tell me, tell me, what you frightened of?

In modern life, you’re never alone.
They’re in your devices, they’re in your home.
Tell me, tell me, what you frightened of?
Tell me, tell me, what you frightened of?

Trust no-one…
But don’t be frightened of your shadow
In the dead of a moonless night.

For modern life I can give you the tools.
I’ll help you swim ashore from the Ship of Fools.
Tell me, tell me, what you frightened of?
Ain’t nothing to be frightened of.
Take my hand, it’s time to face the world.
Take my hand, it’s time to face the world.
Take my hand, it’s time to face the world.
Take my hand, it’s time to face the world.