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Begin Again

by Archie the Goldfish

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We live in longing And paint our dreams in colours of the day Brighter than the lives we lead in sleepy shades of grey With darkness gone I know We could be singing Raise up our voices, lift upon the air Rising to surprising heights, alight with solar flare All longing gone Below Can you tell me why it’s so hard to say That the poor must eat and the rich must pay? What the hell is wrong with us today? When the victors swim in the same small pools And we never win but obey the rules What the hell is wrong with us?, we’re fools When the forests are aflame We demand to stop the game And begin again When the oceans choke and the rivers dry And the plumes of smoke stain the morning sky What the hell is wrong with us, we cry When the forests are aflame And the lies are all the same We demand to stop the game And begin again Start again We must cast all of the parts again And begin again Start again


Over the past two years there's been a lot of talk about how societies can rebuild themselves in better ways. As yet, there's not much evidence of that happening. In this song, the first in a planned series of singles from Archie the Goldfish in 2022, we ask for things to change, and offer the consolation of good music in case they don't.

'There is an important message surrounding “Begin Again” and we should listen to it, and the wonderful, beautiful music that Archie the Goldfish creates.'
Sammy Stein, Something Else

'Beautiful, jazz infused, sweet, soulful and sublime.'
DJ Feminem


released March 4, 2022

Graeme Flowers - trumpet and flugelhorn
Chris Bestwick - guitar and bass
Nadia Basurto - vocals
Kishon Khan - Fender Rhodes and Hammond
Simon Lea - drums

Produced by Chris Bestwick and Graeme Flowers
Mixed by Chris Bestwick
Mastered by Steve Kitch

Words and music by Chris Bestwick
Published by Sentric Music Publishing

Archie logo by Alban Low

Released by Funkiwala Records, via Kudos


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Archie the Goldfish is a multi-country project co-led by guitarist Chris Bestwick and trumpeter Graeme Flowers.

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