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Trading in Air

from Trading in Air (single) by Nicole Skeltys

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From the forthcoming album Canary Wharf: The Rock Opera


BBC announcer sample:
“Since the ‘60s news from the City has mattered to more and more people. Nobody makes anything here except money”

How do I explain what’s invisible
But it’s everywhere?
How do I make an honest living
When nothing is fair?
How do I know that I’m normal
When no-one cares?
When no-one cares

Chorus (John)
I’m just trading in air
I’m just trading in air

We are young, we are precious
All our lives are ahead
You’ve opened my eyes to a world I
Didn’t know that was there
You touched my hand, and I knew
We had riches to share
Riches to share

Chorus (John and Ruth)
We’re just trading in air
We’re just trading in air

Cheers to Big Bang, cheers to Thatcher!
She’s kicked open the door
No more controls on commissions
Foreign banks! LIBOR!
A toast to our friends as computers
Hit the stock exchange floor.
Stock exchange floor

Chorus (John, Ruth and David)
We’re just trading in air
We’re just trading in air

Interview sample:
“It struck me we were trading in fresh air…it was one of those moments when you think…this is madness!”


from Trading in Air (single), released February 28, 2023
Words & music: Nicole Skeltys
Male vox (John): Andrew Coates
Female vox (Ruth): Ann Marie Sullivan
Male vox: (David) Bill Garrett

Mixed by: Simon Polinksi
Mastered by: Jon Astley


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Nicole Skeltys Melbourne, Australia

Nicole Skeltys has released 12 albums in styles ranging from electronica, indie, psychedelia and folk rock. This page hosts all her releases after her giddy B(if)tek and Artificial late ‘90s/ early noughties doofin’ days - these early techno releases have their own Bandcamp pages. ... more


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