In My Skin

by Jay Stansfield

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**ALL PROCEEDS FROM THIS TRACK GO TO REFUGE UK**

I have written and recorded this song to raise awareness of domestic abuse with the view that one day women, children and men will stand up to bullying and the bullies will be dealt with according to the Law. No one should ever have to feel undermined, emotionally enslaved, trapped or unwillingly dominated and this song is a reminder that we have the strength to stick together and there is always someone available to help. None of us are alone.

www.nationaldomesticviolencehelpline.org.uk
24-hour National Domestic Violence
Freephone Helpline
0808 2000 247

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FREEPHONE 24-HOUR NATIONAL DOMESTIC VIOLENCE HELPLINE Run in partnership between Women's Aid and Refuge
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I broke my nose,
Walking into you,
We could have talked it out but we never do.

What do I tell them?
Do I say I'm hurting myself a lot?
Or do I speak nothing at all,
And hope I get shot?

If you don't know what it's like,
Let me show you,
It's like a burning sensation in my mouth,
Stuck to washing dishes,
Making wishes,
In the hope that I'll be free to make decisions,
And you'll see all the incisions in my body are not me,
They were put there by him,
After every drink he'd sink his teeth in my skin.

What do I tell them?
Do I say I'm hurting myself a lot?
Or do I speak nothing at all,
And hope I get shot?

What do I tell them?
Do I say I'm hurting myself a lot?
Or do I speak nothing at all,
And hope I get shot?

If you don't know what it's like,
Let me show you,
It's like a burning sensation in my mouth,
Stuck to washing dishes,
Making wishes,
In the hope that I'll be free to make decisions,
And you'll see all the incisions in my body are not me,
They were put there by him,
After every drink he'd sink his teeth in my skin.

What do I tell them?
Do I say I'm hurting myself a lot?
Or do I speak nothing at all,
And hope I get shot?
Or do I speak nothing at all,
And hope I get shot?

Or do I speak nothing at all?

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released August 31, 2017
Written by Jay Stansfield
Drums by Rob Ashworth
Produced by Jay Stansfield and Rob Ashworth
Recorded at NoName Studio, Burnley, UK

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Jay Stansfield Lancashire

Original, affecting and a tad bonkers, Jay Stansfield has charmed us with his inventive approach to songwriting.

An artist with an eccentric songcraft, wrapped up in a 60s pop sheen.

He has steadily built a bank of great songs and some amazing videos - in his fiercely independent fashion.

Jay is also fronts British postpunk band ALL HAIL HYENA who can be found here on Bandcamp.
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