Hattie Webb, an internationally acclaimed singer-songwriter and harpist, and volunteer with AAFDA, has written an extraordinarily powerful new song in response to the ongoing Violence Against Women and Girls.

It is a rallying cry called ‘Never Just Your Daughters’. It will feature in her brilliant new album 'Wild Medicine' due out this year. Hattie’s previous album ‘To the Bone’ was described by Leonard Cohen as “Flawless, uplifting and utterly original.  

Hattie is a volunteer with AAFDA and does lots of great work with families bereaved by fatal domestic abuse.

Hattie and her sister Charley in their duo ‘The Webb Sisters’ performed with Leonard Cohen over 400 concerts around the world to 4 million people between 2008 and 2013.  In 2017 Hattie and Charley joined Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers singing with them on their 40th anniversary tour. 

Hattie has previously collaborated with Sting, Gotye, Glen Hansard, Steve Martin & Edie Brickel, Rick Rubin, The Lumineers, The Avett Brothers & Natalie Maines and is featured on five of Leonard Cohen’s albums.

 

Listen to Hattie's new song here 'Never Just Your Daughters'.

 

For more about Hattie Webb, please visit/follower her on:

Website www.hattiewebbmusic.com       Twitter @hrdwebb

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LYRICS

 

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Never Just Your Daughters

 

He’s not a prisoner of mankind

Only of his own desires

Watching the father forever

Did it bear repeating?

 

Could he sleep at her side?

As lives he threw in the fire

Secrets carry forever

No one saw it happen

 

Sometimes a prayer in human form

Sometimes a tide pulling through the water

When a feeling wants to break

When a feeling wants to break

We’re never just your daughters

Sometimes turning to the moon

Sometimes a beast to the slaughter

When a feeling wants to break

Then a feeling’s gonna break

We’re never just your daughters

Never just your daughters

 

I asked the school boy within

Has he played enough?

Pencils and play dough

Do they know bells ring at her blessed feet

 

Actions in each moment start to scatter

A quake from the edge to the core

He stood there before me, adored me

I always questioned

 

Sometimes a prayer in human form

Sometimes a tide pulling through the water

When a feeling wants to break

When a feeling wants to break

We’re never just your daughters

Sometimes the road to Babylon

Sometimes a beast to the slaughter

When a feeling wants to break

Then a feeling’s gonna break

We’re never just your daughters

Never just your daughters

 

The scars of our mothers

The scars of another friend

And I’ve served my time

For a crime that wasn’t mine

 

Sometimes a bird in the sky

Sometimes the power of heavy mortar

When a feeling wants to break

Then a feeling’s gonna break

We’re never just your daughters

Never just your daughters

 

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