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I sing, I write words, I put them together and hope they give people pleasure. My life, well my life is "like a song with uncertain sounds, it's like a heart that's beating down, it's like a wheel that goes round and round, through space and time and the sea".
Some say I have a way with words ;)

Kirby Howarth - Singer songwriter

"In the years I’ve been tracking the progress of York singer songwriter Kirby Howarth it’s been fascinating to hear him refining his approach and zeroing in on the sound he’s been hearing inside his head all these years. As a result, his songs grow ever more focussed and appealing"

Tom Robinson - BBC Radio 6

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So Complicated


Why is this world so complicated
So many minds to make it work
We drift against this pushing tide
To try’n embrace the good we see inside

I saw a light shinning in the distance
It guilds me from this bloody shore
But our lives are full of hateful words
That we use to try and fight our wars

So why is this world so complicated
Why does it drag me down 
where I don’t want to go
So why is this world so complicated
All your lies just blending into one

Let’s not pretend we’re only here for the ride
We’ve got to find away to change our lives
Reach out with love and take my heart
Let destiny led us to a brand new start


2018 © kirby howarth


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BLACK AND WHITE


I try so hard to keep my head above the waterline
To keep afloat of this turmoil that I hide
Looking up then looking down
I see my future all but drown
As I try to fight these demons to the ground

Well it’s always one step forward two steps back
And the harder that I push the less I have
Looking right I’m looking left
Feels like I’m stepping of a cliff
I’ve only got this life… I wanna live!

It’s never black and white
Just perceptions in the night
I’m drifting in I’m drifting out of my dreams
It’s never black and white
Just perceptions in the night
I’m drifting in I’m drifting out…

Well this music in my mind it keeps me sane
As it echoes through the rails of this subway train
Spinning round I’m falling down
But I’d be lost without this sound
Listening to the call of the underground

It’s never black and white
Just perceptions in the night
I’m drifting in I’m drifting out of my dreams
It’s never black and white
Just perceptions in the night
I’m drifting in I’m drifting out of my dreams
I’m drifting in I’m drifting out of my dreams
I’m drifting in I’m drifting out…


2017 © kirby howarth

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THE OLD WORLD


Remember student night in the Old World
Upstairs downstairs we were chasing those girls
Waiting for a second glance
A slow dance
Your last chance
before the lights go up
Waiting for a second glance
Your last chance

There's a guy on the dance floor dancing to cars
Thinks he's Gary Numan as he lip sinks the words
Waiting for the first sign
The right time
That says 'She's mine'
Before the lights go up
Waiting for the right time

And as the disco ball spins around and round
reflecting the lights on a beautiful crowd
but all I can see is a wonderful girl
dancing on the floor in the
Old World

I loved the way she danced in her split skirt
She played with the buttons on my torn shirt
Waiting for the first kiss
Don't wanna miss
A moment like this
before the lights go up
Waiting for the first kiss
And a moment like this

And as the disco ball spins around and round
reflecting the lights on a beautiful crowd
but all I can see is a wonderful girl
dancing on the floor in the
Old World


2017 © kirby howarth

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The Girl
They Call Daisy May


How many times have I heard those words
Work hard settle down, find a nice girl
Don’t waste your time on silly little pipe dreams
They’re never ever what they seem

You can blow of steam on Friday night
But watch your mouth and treat those girls right
They’ve seen you around and think your a heartthrob
But don’t give up your day job

Because it’s all you got
to see you through
Happy’s just a word
in a room with a view
and when your eyes are closed
and the lights are out
There’s nothing but darkness
to dream about

It seems harder by the day
Listening to the words they say
But she’ll be my saviour one of these days
The girl they call Daisy May

Now so many people think they know best
They want to make sure your life’s just a mess
They’ll fill your head with their own mistakes
And tell you that it’s just to late

So move yourself away from the fast lane
Take it slow to avoid the pain
And if you want, you can pray to your god
But don’t give up your day job

Because it’s all you got
to see you through
Happy’s just a word
in a room with a view
and when your eyes are closed
and the lights are out
There’s nothing but darkness
to dream about

It seems harder by the day
Listening to the words they say
But she’ll be my saviour one of these days
The girl they call Daisy May

Cause she’s the only one
Who’ll see me through
Holding my hand
in this room with a view
Yeah she’ll be my saviour one of these days
The girl they call Daisy May


2016 © kirby howarth

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MY MELANCHOLY VALENTINE


Look at me
waiting for the earth to move
beneath my feet
waiting for the moon to take my heart
cause the sun just tore it apart
I guess that’s just a sign
My melancholy Valentine

Look at you
wandering in and out
of things to do
looking for the time to say hello
To those feelings deep down below
I guess that was the sign
My melancholy valentine

So where are you now my love
has your happiness gone 
the way it should
and are your days 
filled with sunshine
and through our love 
you’ve drawn a line
I guess that was the sign
My melancholy valentine

So look at us
we drifted slowly through our 
days of love
and I remember how you were
you were never quite as sure
I guess that was the sign
My melancholy valentine

2016 © kirby howarth


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Granddad Joe


Tracks from the unrealeased album 'Against the Wall'

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