Creatures of Habit

by Hannah Fairlight

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Creatures of Habit is Hannah Fairlight's debut EP. Fairlight has previously produced and released other small bodies of work independently, but her desire to create bigger more professional sounding recordings drove her to team up with producer/engineer and Alabama native Tom Tapley to create this album.

Together the two captured a group of 6 raw songs with strong southern rock influence, whose mood and lyric are drawn together by the theme of "habit"; ie, falling in and out of love, the threat of repeating mistakes.

Tapley and Fairlight's love and trust for live, organic music recorded to tape as well as experimentation with different instrumentation and sounds made them a powerful team on this collection of songs. For more about Tom, visit: kingmusicgroup.com/tomtapley/

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released March 8, 2014

Recorded, Produced, and Mixed in Decatur, GA by Tom Tapley
Mastered in Nashville, TN by Dave Pittinger
Guitars, Vocals, Rhodes, Moog Taurus, Ganjo, Glockenspiel, and Accordian - Hannah Fairlight
Drums - Christian Paschall
Organs - Brandon Bush
Bass and Guitars - Nathan Bedingfield and Jeremy Asbrock
Bass and Handmade Cigarbox Guitar - Mike Snowden (snowdenguitars.com)
Double Bass on The Stand - Tom Rosenfeld
Photography and Album Design - Monique Bonneau

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Hannah Fairlight Nashville, Tennessee

Hannah Fairlight's raw sense of risk and vulnerability cuts through today's plastic-pop driven industry. There are no gimmicks here. After a young start in rock clubs in New York City, Fairlight gravitated toward the southern rock of Nashville, TN where she and her band are currently based. ... more

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Track Name: Restless Heart
got me a good man
got me a good man
and I give him my love and attention just as much as I can

got us a good home
got us a good home
but my baby he leaves all the time yes he leaves me there alone

I know you've heard this before baby
but you don't know what you've got til it's gone
and I know I've told you this before baby
but you don't know what you've got til it's gone

(so let me tell you what you gotta do
you just gotta)
whisper sweet things
whisper sweet things
all I want is your love and attention
I don't need no diamond rings

give me your love
give me your love
all I want is for us to be all of the
things that we dreamed of

I know you've told me this before baby
but you don't know what you've got til it's gone
and I know I've told you this before baby
but you don't know what you got til it's gone

If you just woulda done a few simple things babe
we could've taken this to the end
to the end of the world

but babe I've got a restless heart
got me a restless heart
and babe when you leave all the time
yes it tears it all apart

baby it's time to go
baby it's time for me to go
and let's not mourn for the past baby
because you reap just what you sew

I know you've heard this before
I know you've heard this all before
this is nothing new
I know I've told you this all before
you don't know what you got til it's gone

and I know I've told you this before
I've told you one time, two times, three times
you don't know whatcha got
you don't know what you
Track Name: The Stand
I want to be much more than I am
I have to take a stand
it's time for you to let go of my hand
I have to take a stand

I stood by you through thick and thin
I trusted you like a best friend
I loved you more than maybe you will every understand
but I'm hopin that you can
cus I need to fly now as high as I can
I have to take a stand


my heart's on fire, I must cool the flame
it's time to stake a claim
I'm liable to burn down this whole house and my name
unless I stake a claim
we break our promises daily
and we make excuses, well we'll see
if we wait every moment like water dripping down the drain
wasted all away
so let's burn these mistakes and put them out in the rain
it's time to stake a claim


the day so long
but I can't see the light
I must take back the night
these hopes so old but still by my side
I must take back the night
how long have I dreamt to be free
and strong enough to believe
I was wrong to have given up so long before the fight
now I long to make things right
so I lay me down or take to the sky
I must take back the night
I must take back the night
I must take back the night
I must take back the night
Track Name: Smell Like You
I'm never a victim of random combustion
but when you tossed me that look it felt like a grenade
I usually toss out pins on a whim but you stumped me
out from behind my guns I don't know how to behave

and I said oooooh
I still smell like you
and my tear stains are all gone with your presence
I choke on the essence of all of your sentiments
Track Name: The Illusion
lately I've been looking for the answers from above
maybe I've been questioning your true undying love
could it be that you don't believe
in all of the sweet love songs that we used to sing?

maybe I've been trying too hard to look and talk and act real tough
maybe I'm just angry cus you ain't trying hard enough
maybe I'm just searching for a cure
for our love that used to be so wild and free and pure
and it's got me asking why

why should I give in to the illusion
give me a reason this'll work out fine
I need a reason this'll work out fine
cus I feel as though I'm losing my mind

I want this to be the way that it used to be
when we were so young and in love and so wild and carefree
I want this to be just like the bliss of our first kiss
oh babe, tell me how to get way back where we used to be

maybe I just need to settle down
cus I'm tired of running ragged all around this same damn town
so maybe I
can give in to the illusion
maybe that is reason enough it'll work out fine
but babe can you be the thing that I truly believe in
can you be the reason this'll work out fine
I need a reason this'll work out fine
give me a reason this'll work out fine
cus I feel as though we're wasting all our time
(cus baby good love is hard to find)
Track Name: Love To Pin Me Down
I'm a sucker for chasing
always love a good chase
then I find myself running
always running away
there's no use in trying
in trying to stay
every time I give up on love
it always winds up the same

so hey, I can wait for love to pin me down
my eyes have grown tired searching for what cannot be found
I've seen good
I want great
and good things come to those who wait
I will bide my sweet time flying around
waiting for love to pin me down

I'm a sucker for placing
always first in line
I'm never complacent
like a young sweet wine
but then I find myself rushing forward like a bull
and this lack of patience is taking (is taking is taking is taking) it's toll

so hey, I can wait for love to pin me down
my eyes have grown tired searching for what cannot be found
I've seen good
I want great
and good things come to those who wait
I will bide my sweet time flying around
waiting for love to pin me down

it's a question of value
and a question of worth
and all of the beauty
on this wide green earth
but I feel like a flower
trapped down in a dark place
and I'm ready to go out
and let the sun shine upon my face

so hey I can wait for love to pin me down
my eyes have grown tired searching for what cannot be found
I've seen good
I want great
and good things come to those who wait
I will bide my sweet time flying around
and around and around and around
waiting for love to pin me down
waiting for love
waiting for love
to pin me down
Track Name: Creatures of Habit
moving on is never easy
when you are where you want to be
but we are creatures
we are creatures of habit

made my last cup of coffee
cleared the shelves
no traces of me
grabbed my things and slipped the key under the door
did you notice that I done this before

an eye for an eye
a tooth for a tooth
I should have known
should have seen it
in the way you made me fall
but as for I
how could I have realized
we are older
change comes slower
if it comes at all

will you still want to see me
will your next one be just like me
cus we are creatures
we are creatures of habit
making history just to repeat it

we are creatures
we are creatures of habit
and we were a good one
you may struggle to break it

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