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I'm on my hands and knees again
Singing a symphony of sins
I'm crying, I'm crying again
And I am sorry for what I've done
Apologies from empty lungs
I'm lying, I'm lying again

You let me drown in holy water
You let me fall on holy ground
I spent my life at your altar
But all you did was hold me down

Cause I'm the saint of the sinners
I'm the saint of the sinners
I'm the saint of the sinners
I'm the saint of the sinners
Don't trust a word I say
And don't take my crown away
Cause I'm the saint of the sinners
I'm the saint of the sinners

I'd say I'd see you in the end
But I can’t consider you a friend
I'm screaming, I'm screaming again
You buried me with no amen
So one day there would be revenge
I'm singing, I'm singing again

You let me drown in holy water
You let me fall on holy ground
I spent my life at your altar
But all you did was hold me down

Cause I'm the saint of the sinners
I'm the saint of the sinners
I'm the saint of the sinners
I'm the saint of the sinners
Don't trust a word I say
And don't take my crown away
Cause I'm the saint of the sinners
I'm the saint of the sinners

I am more than the tears I've cried
I am more than the blood that's dried
I am more than my tiger stripes
I am more than the sharpest lives
And I know that this lightning strikes
Lightning strikes twice

Cause I'm the saint of the sinners
I'm the saint of the sinners
I'm the saint of the sinners
Don't trust a word I say
And don't take my crown away
Cause I'm the saint of the sinners
I'm the saint of the sinners
There's a secret on the tip of my tongue
And it's burning a hole between my lungs
There's no grace for what I have done
But I must face what I've become
Hiding six feet under has always been my way
And though the honesty hurts
The lying was worse
Can't take this to the grave

This is my confessional
Of things that I have buried low
This is my confessional
Please will you redeem my soul?

Holy water on the tip of my tongue
There's so much sin for just 21
Hear my penance and all I have done
This self-destructive war I've won
I've come out from under to die another day
And though the honesty hurts
The crying was worse
Now tell me I'll be saved

This is my confessional
Of things that I have buried low
This is my confessional
Please will you redeem my soul?

Throw stones if you want to (my confessional)
Break bones if you want to (my confessional)
That high horse have a good view? (my confessional)
I confess
My mother used to tell me stories
Of a world we couldn’t see
She told me to look deeper, darling
See what’s underneath

She taught me all about imagination
And what’s been going on inside my mind
She said never venture there without somebody
By your side cos child, you’ll never know what you’ll find

And keep looking down that rabbit hole
If it takes you to that world unknown

Cos darling, we are chandeliers
Hanging on a twilight sky
Coming out to play at night
Cos darling, we are chandeliers
Constellation burning bright
Only stardust in my eyes

My father used to tell me fables
Of a world that’s unrevealed
He told me to explore it more
And see what’s being concealed

And keeping looking through the looking glass
If it shows you to the greener grass

Cos darling, we are chandeliers
Hanging on a twilight sky
Coming out to play at night
Cos darling, we are chandeliers
Constellation burning bright
Only stardust in my eyes
Only stardust in my eyes
Only stardust in my eyes
If you want to go
I Understand
Sorry I’m so scared
You’re stronger than I am

You’ll lose your mind
Trying to find mine
If you want to leave me now
I understand

What can I say?
What can I do?
When all’s been said and done
Well you know that I lied to you

Don’t look at me
I can’t see you
Don’t hold my hand too tight
I might tell the truth

What can I say?
What can I do?
When all’s been said and done
Well you know that I lied to you

You made the flowers grow in my lungs
And though they are beautiful I’m struggling to breathe

What can I say?
What can I do?
When all’s been said and done
Well you know that I lied to you


What can I say?
What can I do?
When all’s been said and done
Well you know that I lied to you


I guess it’s true that I lied to you
And I’m sorry I lied to you

Christmas day when we were young

Out of bed we quickly sprung

We hurried down the steps

'Cause we knew Santa Claus had been there

Christmas day when we were young


But we forgot to say thank you

'Cause we didn't know the truth

But for everything you do

I just want to say


Merry Christmas mum and dad

You always gave us all you had

And even when the times were tough

We always had more than enough

So merry Christmas mum and dad


Christmas day now that I'm gone

I always spend it back at home

I wanna show you that I care

And give you all you deserve

Christmas day now that I'm gone


I don't forget to say thank you

'Cause now I know the truth

And for everything you do

I just wanna say


Merry Christmas mum and dad

You always gave us all you had

And even when the times were tough

We always had more than enough

So merry Christmas mum and dad


I don't forget to say thank you

'Cause now I know the truth

And for everything you do

I just wanna say


Thank you for the bed sheet

You bought me every year

Thank you for the wonder

And always being near

I just wanted you to know that everything you've done I'm grateful for

Thank you for the love you gave


Merry Christmas mum and dad

You always gave us all you had

And even when the times were tough

We always had more than enough

So merry Christmas mum and dad


So merry Christmas mum and dad

So merry Christmas mum and dad

Apollo's burning in the sky

I must have been awake all night

An empty bed, a broken heart

A glass of empty kind of start


My eyes are tainted scarlet red

Thinking of the words unsaid

But that's no way to spend my day

I whisper to myself and sing


Wake up it's Christmas

There's no time to waste

And I don't need to see his face

So wake up dear

Christmas is here

And it's that time of year

And I don't really need him near


All the locks they have been changed

All the presents rearranged

Memories they haunt my wall

I thought we had it all


Smiling faces on a cart

Season's greeting's here they are

Warmest wishes sent for us

But it's just me this Christmas


Wake up it's Christmas

There's no time to waste

And I don't need to see his face

So wake up dear

Christmas is here

It's that time of year

And I don't really need him near me


So hurry up

Hurry up, hurry up

Get out of bed

Hurry up, hurry up

Hurry up, get out of bed

You sleepy head


Wake up it's Christmas

There's no time to waste

And I don't need to see his face

So wake up dear

Christmas is here

And it's that time of year

And I don't really need him near me

I spy with my little eye

Something beginning with Christmas

I spy with my little eye

Something beginning with “C”


T'was the run-up to Christmas

And all through the house

All the creatures were stirring

Yeah even the mouse


And so do decorate the hall with bells and boughs

We're feeling more festive now

Hanging decorations up on the tree

It's looking like Christmas to me


And oh I spy with my little eye

Something beginning with Christmas

And oh I spy with my little eye

Something beginning with

C-H- R-I- S-T- M-A- S

C-H- R-I- S-T- M-A- S

It's looking like Christmas to me

Yeah something beginning with “C”


Oh the hustle and bustle

Of the last minute shop

Trying hard to remember

All the gifts we forgot

The way to find is fine

If one is now tradition

It makes us feel festive now

Close your eyes and count 1-2- 3

It's looking like Christmas to me


And oh I spy with my little eye

Something beginning with Christmas

And oh I spy with my little eye

Something beginning with

C-H- R-I- S-T- M-A- S

C-H- R-I- S-T- M-A- S

Seeming like Christmas to me

Yeah something beginning with “C”


The holidays are coming

Can you feel them coming?

It's Christmas, It's Christmas

The holidays are coming

Can you feel them coming?

It's Christmas, It's Christmas


And oh I spy with my little eye

Something beginning with Christmas

And oh I spy with my little eye

Something beginning with “C”

Hey all, I recently had another catch up with Janet during her gig at Pizza Express Live on the 22/12/2017 and once again I would like to thank JD for giving up her relaxing time in the dressing room up to let me ask her some questions, also to Insomnia Music for being awesome as always. To everyone reading this I hope you enjoy as much as I enjoy doing these interviews.


Last time we spoke we talked about your new upcoming album Holy Water, How is this album going and is there a date we can expect it?


"There will definitely be a single before summer next year, as for the album I got no idea of when that will be released, the first two months of next year will be planning for the release of it so then I will know."


Are you currently working on any other projects at the minute?


"Loads of secret projects that nobody can know about, I got one massive one that takes up a lot of time, for a while I was getting up at like 7am work on this project for two hours in the morning then an hour before i went to bed so that three hours a day on this single project everyday and im still working on it and I will still be working on it next year for roughly two months and then it will be done, but i cant tell anyone what that is."


Are there any tour plans this year?


"Tour plans for next year will coincide with whenever we do the album release so best case is the album comes out in summer so then it will be a winter tour, that would be amazing because I want to play new music." 


We currently saw the release of Songbird the short film you starred in, are you happy with how its turned out and is there anything you think could have went maybe been a little better?


"Well firstly I haven't watched the film, that sounds really bad but I cant watch myself, I did watch my sign of copy which was pre SFX, from what I have seen of it I don't think there is anything we could have done better really."

 

Since it's Christmas time, the next few questions are random Christmas questions, what is your favourite Christmas song?


"Favourite Christmas song is Fairytale of New York by The Pogues, Hands down easy"


What's your opinion on the smelly green vegetable balls that are sprouts?


"I like them, my dad hates them with a passion so were not allowed them at Christmas time but I do appreciate when I go round and have Christmas dinners in restaurants during the holiday time, I get so excited because I get sprouts"


Do you and your family have any Christmas traditions?


"One Christmas tradition that we do have I have already done which is when I hear Fairytale of New York on the radio it's officially Christmas, so I was at dinner round my managers house and Fairytale of New York came on the radio, I texted my brother it's officially Christmas I just heard Fairytale of New York, other traditions i would say we are just like anyone else, Christmas dinner at the table, we go to church every Christmas eve so yeah we're quite traditionally actually I didn't realise we were." 


As a vegan what will you be having instead of turkey dinner this year?


"I don't think you can replace turkey so for me I will be having loads of potatoes (she is keeping the stereotype alive) loads of vegetables and loads of gravy, just basically everything but the turkey." 


If you could have any superpower, what would it be and why?


"So my superpower would be that im immortal and I figure that if I just don't die over the time that I live I can acquire all of the knowledge and cure all the diseases because I have got the gift of time, Yeah just live forever trying to fix as many problems I can, basically just the oracle but also not die."


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Hey guys I was again able to interview Janet Devlin before a gig, this time at her My Opium Tour show at Manchester on the 9th December 2016. Thank you to Janet for having a chat with me and thank you to Insomnia Music for being an awesome bunch of people and Thank you to all you lovely people reading this and I hope you enjoy.


Since the X Factor how do you feel your career has progressed?


"Well on a general level lots because when I was doing the show (X Factor) I was just doing covers. I think it has only ever gone upwards and I haven't taken any steps backwards yet. I feel it is in Leaps and Bounds."


As Your fans we know you travel a lot, what do you miss most about home?


"I miss my dog, I miss my bed, I miss my family haha, as for London as I live there now I don't really miss anything when I leave I think that's why I travel. Travelling is really easy for me because I don't really want to be there anyway." 


Where do you see yourself in 5 years?


"I don't really think that far ahead if im honest, hopefully I will have made more music and toured more and doing exactly what im doing just on maybe a bigger level. That's the goal to keep going." 


Who would you most like to collaborate with on a track?


"I'm going to go for the most popular so either Bon Iver or Ed Sheeran, yeah so one or the other"


If you could go back to any moment in your life what would it be and why?


"I'd go back to my early childhood about like 4 and just start again, just wipe everything and start again"


What has the tour been like so far?


"The tour has been great, we have done loads of promo which has been new as we only got a little amount of promo last time, so its been mental, im just wrecked but in the best way possible because every night even though im exhausted when I hang around at the end and see everyone and they tell you what they thought of the gig I know this is why I do it, this is why its worth it and why I keep wanting to do it."


You have places like Twitter, Facebook and the Twitter DM group Banter Bus but is there any where else you like to connect with fans?


"I'm pretty much on all the social media going, because of that its good when people come to shows because I recognize people and when someone comes up to me I can say "oh you are such and such from Twitter" and finally put a face to the name."


It's coming up to Christmas, do you have anything special planned to celebrate?


"Sleep and get fat that's it, I am working Christmas day doing the Christmas day Skype calls so that will be fun." 


What is the meaning behind "Outernet Song"?


"Because it was written over 3 years ago it's kinda got loads of different meaning in it. When I went and revisited it 3 months before I released it I knew I needed a chorus and looked at the song and realized it was mostly about social media and perceptions of social media and my experience of it, so I thought why not put a wee twist on it and say lets not all go outside into the outernet."


Have you enjoyed making "Little Lights" EP and do you have your next album planned?


"Little Lights was probably one of the hardest things i have ever had to record, there was so many problems and everything kept going wrong, however when I heard it I was amazed and proud. As for Holy Water (the next album) it is in the works and January and February im in lock down and just writing and writing as i already have like 45 songs for the album I just need that great song, all the songs are good but not great (I doubt that :p) so i'm trying to write a hit, it is scheduled to come out next year."  


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See these magazines with
pretty girls rockin'
size 4 skinny jeans
and on my television screens there are
endless beauty routines
tellin' me how to look
and how I should be perceived

And online you're not safe from thigh gaps and ideal weights
I think it's time, time that I took a break

See these magazines with
Pretty girls rockin'
size 4 skinny jeans
and on my television screens there are
endless beauty routines
brainwashing our teens
just to ruin self-esteem

And online you're not safe from thigh gaps and ideal weights
I think it's time, time that I took a break

You could dress me up like a paper doll
but it doesn't mean
I'll do what I'm told
and just because you know my name
from my 15 minutes of fame
doesn't mean I'll never change
it's too hard to stay the same

And online you're not safe from sly ads and anon hate
I think it's time, time that I took a break

Some day we should venture to the Outernet

Too much time on the Internet
It’s not hard to find what people said
"Why’d you change?" "where's your innocence!"
"Where's your blonde hair, why'd you dye it red?"

"When you sing you sound like a 10 year old"
“you’re that ginger kid from a TV show?"
if you don't like what you hear then turn it off
it's not like I'm being played on the radio

And online you're not safe from fake likes on a Facebook page
I think it's time, time that I took a break (time that I took a break, time that we took a break)

There used to be a day where all I wanted to be
was as pretty as the girls in the magazines
and it tore me up and tore me apart
I didn't see myself as a piece of art
we need to teach our kids how to love themselves
not compared to what the media sells
‘caus in this world you can never win

'because loving yourself is so unacceptable

And I’ll do anything for a like, anything for a share, anything for a re-tweet
to gain some followers
anything for a like, anything for a share, anything for a re-tweet

where’s all my followers?
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