Sure As Hell Not Through

by The Kelly Line

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LYRICS When I get to thinking that I really should know better Something stirs down deep inside and I can’t help but remember The days when I was full of youth and still a promising contender And I find myself believing I’m not ready to surrender Somebody once told me the best way to defend, Is to attack So let’s fight back Let’s hold hands Let’s make a stand But better yet, Let’s make damned sure That we will give As good as we get I’m a rebel, idealist, poetic extremist Won’t you be too? I’m a fighter, a dreamer, I’m still a believer I’m sure as hell not through Perhaps I should know better after years of disappointment Of set-backs and rejections, all those nearlys but not quite’s But a life of stoic calm acceptance and of silent acquiescence Is coming to an end here tonight Somebody once told me the best way to defend, Is to attack So let’s fight back So here tonight Let’s stand and fight With no regrets Let’s make dammed sure That we give As good as we get I’m a rebel, idealist, poetic extremist Won’t you be too? I’m a fighter, a dreamer, I’m still a believer I’m sure as hell not through So to those of you who said we couldn’t That it wasn’t meant to be Not for the likes of you and me Well, let me put the record straight cos frankly I’m inclined to disagree I’m a rebel, idealist, poetic extremist Won’t you be too? I’m a fighter, a dreamer, I’m still believer I’m sure as hell not through I’m a rebel, idealist, poetic extremist Won’t you be too? I’m a fighter, a dreamer, I’m still believer I’m sure as hell not through

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Sure As Hell Not Through is first and foremost a defiant song. Although it was written a while back it seems entirely appropriate for the current context.

It’s an optimistic song – I’m sure as hell not through / not ready to surrender/ I’m a dreamer / still a believer … And a call to arms - Won’t you be too?

There comes a time when the fires that burned so brightly within begin to flicker and fade. Maybe we learn to live with injustice and acknowledge our fate and place in the pecking order, accepting that great things don’t happen to people like us. This song is a reminder that we don’t have to, that we’re not through yet and we don’t have to just wait for shit to happen to us – the best way to defend is to attack.

Best served loud.

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released March 27, 2020

Written by Ben & Mike Hughes

Alastair Evans - Keys
Ben Hughes - Lead Vox, Acoustic Guitar, Mandolin
Connor-Wyn Lewis - Electric Guitar, Additional Vox
Iestyn Morgan - Drums
Jack Salter - Bass
Lily Dooner - Additional Vox


Produced by Ben Hughes

Mastered by Andrew Gwilliam & Ben Hughes

Additional Engineering by Amy Parton, Connor-Wyn Lewis, Iestyn Morgan, & Jack Salter

Executive Production from Mike Hughes

Artwork by Poppy Crew

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The Kelly Line is a father-son songwriting duo.
Mike (dad) and Ben (son) write the songs together which Ben performs and produces.

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