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Shattering Live Experience

[Simon Nicol]

Fairport Convention recorded Simon Nicol’s song Shattering Live Experience on 4 February 1969 in BBC Studio 1, 201 Piccadilly, for the BBC radio show “Symonds on Sunday”. It was broadcast on 9 February 1969.

This recording was included on their 1976 privately issued cassette that was officially released in 1987 on Hannibal Records, Heyday: BBC Radio Sessions 1968-69.


Fairport Convention sing Shattering Live Experience

Evening’s dawning, missed the morning,
Slept the afternoon.
Half the day’s gone, still I laze on,
Got no silver spoon.

But there’s someone out there somewhere,
Some girl with my other side.
She won’t know me, but she’ll show me
How to treat another heart.

Life is bedlam if you let them
Kick and put you down.
They will race you, beat, disgrace you,
Push your face into the ground.

But you can get out of there somehow,
She will show you how it’s done.
She’s no lady, but she made me
Feel that I need a crown.

I’ll repay her and convey her
My realities.
She’ll respond with, condescend with

For she doesn’t have to think of
For too long to read my mind.
She’s a winner, no beginner,
She’s a friend of mine.


Thanks to Marie Coan for the lyrics.