Songs from the Bar of Lost Souls

by Hope and Social

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5 track EP written, recorded and mixed in 5 days. Created as part of the imitating the dog theatre piece Tales from the Bar of Lost Souls - www.talesfromthebaroflostsouls.com

We put our music out as "pay whatever you think it's worth". It's that simple. Pay nothing, pay £100, pay us in someway that isn't just money! Whatever feels fair. Just please download it, live with it, work out what it's worth to you! Give it to your friends. We don't mind. Just play it loud and often and come back to www.hopeandsocial.com and tell us about it. There's a text file included in the download which explains it better.

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released May 5, 2009

Written and recorded by Richard Huxley, Ed Waring and Simon Wainwright

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Hope and Social Leeds

In the tradition of the travelling bands, we guess we’re a bit like a Yorkshire E-Street Band...meets Arcade Fire...meets The Faces…meets Dexys Midnight Runners…meets Prefab Sprout…at a party...in an argument about who gets to have sex with David Bowie. We're not as good at describing ourselves as others are, so...

"a big sound from this impressive outfit...inspired, anthemic, great" - Q magazine
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Track Name: Just What I'm Looking For
Here's a tale of a fatal attraction
Here's a tale of the rarest of prey
I'll pin them down and keep them forever
Clip their wings they can't fly away
You love a thing you keep it in your hand
You love a thing you'd better chain it beside you
You set it free they'll go as fast as they can

I have behaved like a fool
A man made like me can't tame you

And I see you
You're just what I'm looking for

Cupid's bow barbed bloodied and broken
Tour a hole in my heart as wide as the sea
I had no choice but to give up entirely
Snared the bird tame the best they'll never be free

I have behaved like a fool
A man made like me can't tame you

And I see you
You're just what I'm looking for

I have behaved like a fool
A man made like me can't tame you

And I see you
You're just what I'm looking for

A man like me
An animal like you
Track Name: The Wildness
I never believed in the concept of evil
You do what you do but people need reason
People need bad luck
Bad luck like me

I met you in June and you'd flowered in the April
You were fecund in bloom
Your blossom was delightful
But I guess you were bad luck
Bad luck like me

We'll go where the wildness goes
We'll live where the wildness lives

I swore to be true but with love there came murder
And with the final blunt blow I started to wonder
If there's such a thing as bad blood
Bad blood like me

We'll go where the wildness goes
We'll stay where the wildness stays
We'll live where the wildness lives
Come come to me

I'm ready for hell if that's where I'm going
If in heaven I see you then it's bad luck for me

We'll go where the wildness goes
We'll stay where the wildness stays
We'll live where the wildness lives
Come come to me

So give me a drink and a needle and thread
And push me away to the shore
I'm leaving my sins where the good lord won't go
I'm leaving all hope at the door

GIve me a drink and a god length of rope
I've done what I came here for
I know that I've killed and by the blood on my tongue
I know that I'm headed for more
Track Name: Pretty Child
I should have seen the future by the way you took the bar
I should have seen the bloodshed by the bleeding of my heart
I should have know you'd kill me form the notches on your belt
I guess I had it coming from the moment we first met
Oh Oh pretty child

We were married in the autumn and I kept you close at hand
You stayed where I could see you but I knew you had a plan
I should have tried to stop you when you left to buy that gun
I knew I'd made an error when the bullet hit my skull
Oh Oh pretty child

Roses and chocolates are the colour of blood
I failed to see that I'd misunderstood
For the love you showed was a hatred inside
With all six of your bullets I knew that I'd died
Oh Oh pretty child

As I lie here rotting I run it through my head
I think of you quite often and why you'd want me dead
I think that you'd have loved them once you were used to them around
Your child you buried with me when you put me in the ground

Oh Oh pretty child
Oh our pretty child
Track Name: Be Still My Beating Heart
Be still my beating heart
Today the day I die
Stay close and listen hard
Be still my beating heart

History is made of men like me
Built up on chance not by greater deeds
Not by kings at all
I won't be mourned and I won't be saved
I won't be recalled for the things I've made
If I'm recalled at all
But I've tasted love and I've tasted sin
And I've lived for the most somewhere inbetween
I've no regrets at all
So do not mourn and do not cry
Just give me a stone and a place to lie
And remember me

Be still my beating heart
Kill kill the one you love
Today the day it starts
Be still my beating heart
Track Name: Animals Dine With Me
Come shed your skin in the bar of souls
Come bleed your heart you blood red rose
Animals dine with me
Animals dine with me

Thieves bring your gold and your selfish woes
Lovers bring hands that are predisposed
To sordid and sinful deeds
Sticky unsavory

Sailors bring love in your 10CCs
The kind that won't last through the slightest breeze
The birds and the bastard bees
All come and dine with me

Come spread your seed or your misery
Either or or it's the same to me
Come animals dine with me
Come animals dine with me

We've seen them all in this bar of souls
The wolves and the whores and the unfathomable shoals
Breed after wondrous breed
All animals dine with me