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Love Doesn't Have To Come At Such A Price

by Kristin McClement

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~*~ While climbing the mountain that is my second album (trying to finish songs that have been with me for a while) I took a detour and wrote "Love doesn't have to come at such a price".

It is the first song I have recorded with my new best friend, a 1970s Bentley piano. Writing and releasing a new tune in the space of a few weeks is not something I'm known for, but I just had to tell the universe how I was feeling. Love KM ~*~


Give me your darkest kind of love
Give me a drug I can’t give up
A blinding, deafening kiss
Give me a reason not to exist

Young thing, you know what I want
The sweet relief of a cut
A wound that keeps on giving blood
Well I just can’t get enough

When will I realise
Love doesn’t have to come at such a price
Love doesn’t have to cut like a knife

Now the angels have appeared
Show me the golden frontier
Where bitterness is swept away
And the doves break from their cage

My senses rush back to me
I was blind but now I see
Pull the rope from my wrists
I've served my time, now let me exist

For I have realised
Love doesn’t have to come at such a price
Love doesn’t have to cut like a knife


released August 23, 2018
Kristin McClement - Vocals, piano and organ
Daniel Harding - Drums

Written, performed and produced by Kristin McClement
Recorded, mixed and co-produced by Daniel Harding

Sweet dove of freedom artwork by Kristin McClement


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Kristin McClement Brighton, UK

Kristin's music is born of two separate worlds; the vast shapeshifting landscape of her childhood South Africa engraved with the melancholic romance of old England's sacred woodland, rivers and valleys.

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