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lyrics

I was born in Quarry Hill
It's not there now but I love it still
Oh we're putting in a pin

I was born in the LGI
Changed a life under Christmas sky
Oh we're putting in a pin
To remember...we're putting in a pin

I lived a life on Carlton View
Not much now but it's all I knew
I start again on Bedford Street
The smell of home now my freedom's free
Oh Oh oh we're putting in a pin
To remember...we're putting in a pin

Pull down the blind and shut out the light
Count out the stars that map out the sky
Then count out the lives laid out below
The places they've been
We're putting in a pin

Lay me down in Beckett Street
Lay my bones where my family sleeps
Take my heart on Meanwood Road
Take my heart and I'll soon propose
That we stay here,
Where we're putting in a pin

Pull down the blind and shut out the light
Count out the stars that map out the sky
Then count out the lives laid out below
The places they've been
We're putting in a pin

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from Bring the Happy, released March 11, 2013

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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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