Back to the Green

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    Sleep Sound CD in a beautiful gatefold custom made wallet - designed in house and printed on recycled card. Go on, treat yourself.

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lyrics

I took the back stairs to the door where I joined in the crowd,
Without a "why?" or a "where?" well we burned that place down.
With a gun in my arm we brought down the law,
I guess it just slipped my mind to ask "well what's it all for?".

Please take me back, back to the green,
Please take me back where my baby still sleeps.

There is blood in my eyes and glass in my soul,
Now I'm fighting for peace, a contradiction I'm told.
I'm in love with our land but I'm burning it down,
So we can start from the start once this confusion dies down.

Please take me back, back to the green,
Please take me back where my baby still sleeps.
The struggle goes on but I'm struggling to breathe,
So please take me back where my baby still sleeps.

(Our comrades let us down)
So I'm working for the man.
(Money let us down)
So I'm turning to the land.
(Nature let us down)
So it's the good Lord or the booze.
(What's a man to do?)

Won't you please take me back, back to the green,
Please take me back where my baby still sleeps.
The struggle goes on but I'm struggling to breathe,
So please take me back where my baby still sleeps.

When they ask what I did I know just how I'll respond,
"I believed in belief, in an age when there's none".
And it's just slipped my mind exactly what it's all for,
Is the fighting enough if your aim isn't sure.

(Our comrades let us down)
So I'm working for the man.
(Money let us down)
So I'm turning to the land.
(Nature let us down)
So it's the good Lord or the booze.
(What's a man to do?)

All I need is some land and a girl as my wife,
Maybe we'll have a child, yes I'll take the simple life.
Cos I'm lost and alone and I want to go home.
I'm lost and alone and I want to go home.
Won't you please take me back, back to the green,
Please take me back where my baby still sleeps.
The struggle goes on but I'm struggling to breathe,
So please take me back where my baby still sleeps.

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from Sleep Sound, released May 10, 2011

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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...

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