Made in a Day (extended version​!​)

by Maki Yamazaki

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about

Tracks 1-6 and 8 were written & recorded in less than a day as part of personal challenge to see if I could write and record an EP in such a short space of time. Turns out that the answer is yes.

This album is sometimes out of time, out of pitch, and whatnot. Just relax and enjoy.

All other tracks were painstakingly written over the course of about a month or two. I can't really remember; it was a blur of tears, anger, joy and lots of digging up memories. Some I'd tried really hard to forget.

Contains plenty of unrestrained swearing.


### WARNING ###

This album draws from a lot of my experiences (both good and bad), feelings, and frustrations with the world that I grew up and live in. This was a really difficult album to write and I suspect that for a number of people it will be very difficult to listen to. I have had not the happiest, easiest, nor best of lives. With that in mind, here are a list of content warnings. Please look after yourself and your mental health.

CONTENT WARNINGS:

Mentions and/or references:
- sexual assault (Track 5),
- suicide (6),
- self harm (6),
- overdose (6),

Includes explicit descriptions of:
- harassment (5)
- violence (11),
- bullying (11),
- eating disorder (13)

credits

released November 2, 2014

Written, Recorded, Performed, Mixed and Mastered by Maki Yamazaki at Silvana Laboratory.

Album Art by Ren Wednesday & Maki Yamazaki.

A huge thank you goes to everyone who's supported me and my music, either in person, at gigs, or online via my patreon and bandcamp pages. I'd especially like to thank:

Mum, Ren Wednesday, Jonathan & Allison, Sam Sweetmilk, Stephen Kilbride, Gary Chambers, Jim Downie, Holden, Gianni Ceccarelli, Sally Outen, Katrina Andariel, John Keyes, Cai, Moose, Bryn Dickinson, Ruth Pearce (of Not RIght), Aoife Fitzgibbon O'Riordan, Elenor Einhorn, Lola Sparkle, Bean Steed, Sandra Alland, The Mechanisms, Eric Karoula, Allison Curval, Tori Truslow, and Jane Kennedy.

And also to you! You are beautiful!

Play it loud! ~ Maki Yamazaki

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Artist, Musician & Games Developer, Maki Yamazaki probably spends too much time locked away in her studio, Silvana Laboratory. Geek, oddball and all-round creative person with a penchant for peppermint tea, sci-fi, strong narratives and writing biographies in third person. ... more

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Track Name: Made in a Day
Sure, it's easy
Just to pick up a guitar,
And sing your song out loud and proud
When no-one's listening.

But writing isn't easy
When your name is on the line,
So, fuck, I'll keep on singing
Because this song's really mine.

And made in a day!
This song was made
In just one fucking day.

Don't listen to the haters
Or the ones that give you shit,
Just grab your choice of instrument
And MAKE A NOISE!

What is 'pop' and what is 'punk'?
What is 'like' and what is 'love'?
When did I become
The one I am today?

If you don't like your 9-to-5
There's other ways you can survive,
But I won't look down on you:
If that's your choice it's yours to choose.

Oh-oh.

They say that Rome wasn't
Built in just one day,
But we don't have a thousand years
Before we fade away.

So do your best,
There is no test!
- No way to fail life -
Look after others best you can
And be the you inside.

You're not made in a day,
But this song way made in just one, hey?

Made in one Day.
Track Name: Not Binary
Gender isn't easy.
Gender isn't simple.
Gender isn't in your pants!
It's something found in conversations.

Tell me who I am then.
Tell me who you think I am.
Tick my box and bow my head?
Pretend that we're all like -you-?!

But we're not!
We're not the same!
We're not ALL like you.
No, we're not binary.

But we're not!
We're not the same!
Nobody's like you.
And we're not binary,

No!
Track Name: Monogamy is Overrated
I don't need no marriage,
I don't need no law,
I don't need no social code
To tell me who I adore.

One partner's too many for me,
I don't need no words to validate my sexuality.

Queer is what I am,
And queer is what I do.
Monogamy is overrated.
Queer is who I am,
And queer is what I do.
I don't need no words to say:
"I love you".

Why do others lie to us
When we're growing up?
We were born for bigger things:
We weren't all born to fuck!

Queer is what I am,
And queer is what I do.
Monogamy is overrated.
Queer is who I am,
And queer is what I do.
I don't need no words to say:
"I love you".
Track Name: Books, Not Boys!
No! No!
No! No!
Consent isn't hard:
If it's "no", it's NO GO.

I'm not here for
Your entertainment,
And a smile is not a "yes",
And it's NOT an invitation.

I just want to read my book.
I just want to read my book.
I just want to read my-
Books, not boys!
I want books, not boys!

No! NO!
No! No!
I don't want you hands
On my anything!

No! No!
No! No!
Just because I like some guys
Doesn't mean I'm yours!

I just want to read my book.
I just want to read my book.
I just want to read my-
Books, not boys!
I want books, not boys!

So you like my Glasses,
Or so you like my hair?
I'd rather suck a bag-of-bricks
Than touch you anywhere.

I need more space.
Get outta my space!
I need more space.
I need more space...

I just want to read my book.
I just want to read my book.
I just want to read my-
Books, not boys!
I want books, not boys!

I want books, not boys!
I want books, not boys!
I want books, not boys!
I want books, not boys!
I want books, not boys!

I want books,
Not boys!
Track Name: Me, Myself & Manic Depression
I never thought I'd see the day
That I could say I love my body.
I never thought I'd see the day
That I could say I love myself.

And it would be a miracle
If I believed in them.
But baby now it's just because
I believe in me
And Myself.
Me, myself...
And manic depression...

When I was a teen
It never seemed like I would get too far.
I still remember most of it
And for the rest there's scars.

But something changed
Slowly, over time.
And now I'm glad
That the future's mine

For me,
Myself,
And manic depression...

I thought that it was
Too late
To rectify my problems
and to take back my mistakes,

When I took those pills,
And the other times I tried.
I'm really glad
That I survived.

But it's still me,
Myself,
And manic depression...
Track Name: 'Home Taping'
There used to be a fear amongst several so called 'Industry Professionals'(?) that home taping was somehow "killing music".

But... it didn't.

Apathy, austerity and increasing poverty however, do a pretty good job of prevent many, many artists from making a living, though.

Please do put this music on a mix-tape and give it to someone as a present.

Do sit down and listen on headphones together (headphone splitters are -great-, by the way)!

Totally do covers or remixes of my songs.

And more than anything else: definitely grab your choice of instrument and make plenty of noise.

Music is one of the most basic and precious forms of communication that we have.

And I think that we should utilise that more.
Track Name: Where The Hell is My Plectrum?
Where the hell
Is my plectrum?
Where the sod's
The bloody thing gone now?

Is it on the floor?
Or hiding by the keyboard?
Or stashed away
Behind my wheelchair seat?

But you don't need no pick
If you've got
fingers on your hands
And your motor skills are working fine.

Now I've found my pick!
And it really makes me think...
"What sort of prick
Designed these, anyway"?

They haven't got no grip
And when I gig they always slip.
When I'm fingering my guitar
I'm always happier anyway.

No more plastic today;
It's not all that fantastic anyway.

I don't need to shred
Cos it's always such a pain
And I don't need no ego getting
In my way.
Track Name: 15 Minute Song
Fifteen Minute Song is only two seconds long.
Track Name: PS. Apathy is The Killer
The world is going to hell
and it's our fault.
This world is falling down and
we'll watch it on our computer screens.

You don't need vision to clearly see,
Something's fucked with society.
The media try to hide it but
The plague that kills is apathy.

Apathy will kill us all.
Apathy will kill all the animals.
The people with the power don't wanna share.
The people with the power don't really care about you.
Don't really care about you.

This world is going to hell
And we don't care.
This world is falling down
And it's not a mystery if you look around:

There's fascists in power who just want more
And if they had the chance they'd kill all the poor.
The Infrastructure's fucked because it's rotten
To the core.

Thanks apathy!

Apathy will kill us all,
Kill all the humans and the other animals.
The people with the power don't wanna share.
The people with the power don't really care about

You.

They don't care about you!
Track Name: The World Inside Her Walkman
It's late at night,
Got her headphones on;
Reality is distant,
Far away.

She don't fear earthquakes,
Nor heavy traffic as she
drags her feet
across the road.

But she's afraid of people.
She tells herself ain't got nobody else.
So afraid of getting hurt again
And she's so afraid of herself.

Tom was an 'orrid prick,
Melissa tried to burn her hair,
Sam tripped her in the hall
And Freddy kicked her in the head.

She couldn't leave and couldn't run,
Only fourteen, stuck in school,
Beaten down by other kids,
The teachers wouldn't do anything,

The teachers wouldn't do anything.

But there is solace in headphones,
A place where she can breathe between the beats.

It strikes a chord in her,
A place to find her sanity:
The world inside her walkman,
The world inside her walkman.

She's afraid of people.
She tells herself ain't got nobody else.
So afraid of getting hurt again
And she's so afraid of herself.
Track Name: Ghouls & Ghosts
You gotta work, work, work, work,
Work 'til you die.
"If you wanna be a winner then
Get with the programme and try."

Gave you some money and whole lotta hope,
They drag you down, then hand you the rope.

It's not for lifting yourself up
'Cos you haven't got a moment to spare.
It's not for raising a family,
It's the problems that'll keep you there.

Ghouls and ghosts
Living for the moment on the underground.
Ghouls and ghosts:
Welcome to your life in London town.

Call it a 'wage' with a pat on the head,
Working overtime cos you can't pay the rent.

You're not selling the product,
You are the product to sell.
You haven't got any money now
cos you're stuck in the loop,
Stuck in the loop,
Stuck in the loop.

Ghouls and ghosts
Living for the moment on the underground.
Ghouls and ghosts:
Welcome to your life in London town.
Welcome to your life in London town.
Welcome to your life in London town.
Track Name: The Tremors
Thirty years later and
I'm stuck with this problem:
Tory scum in charge again,
What a sodding, shit mistake!

Can't feed myself,
What the fuck is up with that?!
How many bloody more can
This broken system break?

[ I'm feeling sick and my stomach aches.
I got the tremors, was it something I ate?

I got the-
I got the tremors and I got the shakes.
I got the tremors and a bitter taste. ]

You talk a load of shit
but your words are hollow,
You talk a lot of shit
but I will not swallow it.

Never kissed a tory
and I never want to.
Never fuck a tory,
Tories: "FUCK YOU".

You talk a load of shit
but your words are hollow,
You talk a load of shit
but I will not swallow it.

Never kissed a tory
and I never want to.
Never fuck a tory
'Cos a tory will fuck you.

I'm feeling sick and I don't feel safe.
[ I'm feeling sick and my stomach aches ]

I got the tremors 'cos they made me this way.
[ I got the tremors, was it something I ate? ]

[ I got the- ]

I got the tremors, am I really awake?
[ I got the tremors and I got the shakes. ]

I got the tremors from a stupid mistake.
[ I got the tremors and a bitter taste. ]