by Lach (Performed Live by Jude Kastle & Lach)

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"This song is from my album Kids Fly Free. The very talented Jude Kastle asked to cover it and this recording was from a live performance at The Antihoot at Sidewalk Cafe with me accompanying Jude on piano. The recording quality is limited but I adore her performance of the song. The accompanying artwork is from the origianll lyrics book illustrated by Daniel Johnston that comes with the CD" - Lach


released July 9, 2016

Jude Kastle - Vocals
Lach - Piano
Recorded Live at The Antihoot at Sidewalk Cafe NYC



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Lach, founder of the Antifolk movement and star of BBC Radio 4's The Lach Chronicles.

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‘Best punk guitarist since Johnny Ramone.’-Billy Ficca of Televis
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Track Name: Beautiful (Live w/ Jude Kastle)

It’s so hard being big all the other kids make fun
And the gods you called mom and dad like all gods were invisible
Yeah, it sucks all the stuff you had to hide from everyone
You were taught that your thoughts were far from beautiful

Divided from yourself you worked like thunder on control
But your pattern of lovers looks like targets on the wall
Just out of reach is some wonder pulsing with a steady glow
You want it so bad, but you’re so scared of being beautiful

And your stiff upper lip is the tip of an iceberg
A mountain of denial floats beneath the raging sea
Go back to the child for she has got the answer
Give her your love and she will set you free of beauty
And it will be beautiful

It’s so hard being big all the other kids make fun
And the gods you called Mom and dad like all gods were invisible
But your being small does no good at all, it helps no one see
How they too, like you, have beauty
And you can be beautiful
We can be beautiful
Let’s be beautiful