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Lail Arad: Chicks

Lilting London based artist, Lail Arad premieres latest single, ‘Chicks’ as she gears up for her longest UK tour yet.

Lail Arad: Chicks

“You never touch the surface,” my father told me. “You pick it up by the rim.” I remember very clearly: it was The 5000 Spirits or Layers of The Onion by The Incredible String Band; my first lesson in vinyl, aged 8. That very LP is now in my possession, along with much of my parent’s collection – on ‘indefinite loan’.

‘First Girl I Loved’ on Side 2 is particularly scratched from years of repeated play. It’s possible that my forthcoming album The Onion was titled with a nod to the ISB. It’s definite that this early relationship with the 12″ adds to the excitement around my first vinyl release.

Lail Arad: Chicks

Lail Arad: Chicks Lyrics:
We can plan
And we can pray
But in the end we ricochet
Can I bounce off you a while?

We can spend
And we can save
Try and catch the next big wave
Or wave it off
Hey would you let me cramp your style?

Oh my body clock is ticking
And I want to count my chickens
But the plan has hatched too quick
Still need to get things out my system

We should travel
Write a novel
Sell the screenplay to the devil
Try to do something worthwhile

We should work hard
We should work out
We can work this out
No doubt about it
Come on and let me see you smile

Oh my body clock is ticking
And I want to count my chickens
But the plan has hatched too quick
Still need to get things out my system

Recently it’s double dutch
Tea leaves in a coffee cup
You know I love you so so much
But everybody’s breaking up
In this city
It’s sad to see
It worries me

How we can plan
And we can pray
But in the end we ricochet
Can I bounce off you a while?

We could fight
Or see the light
We could lighten up
And turn the lights down
Hey do you want to have my child?

Oh my body clock is ticking
And I want to count my chickens
But the plan has hatched too quick
Still need to get things out my system

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