Stuck Like Glue

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  • "Be The Architect" - Box Set

    A beautiful Box Set - Including...
    - Be The Architect live CD recorded on the night.
    - Hope and Social début album Architect of This Church
    - Our second album "April" on CD
    - Our third studio album "Sleep Sound" on CD
    - our debut EP
    - our acoustic reworkings album, "Cotton Wool and Knotted Wood" on CD
    - 80-page Be the Architect hardback book - We asked all who came to the Be The Architect show to help us record the evening. We asked them to write a wish/poem/prayer/hope and submit it to us for inclusion in the Be The Architect box set. The result is an incredible 80 page insight into people's lives in 2009. It's a beautiful and inspiring artifact.
    - Prayer Song (Bonus Track) - Excerpts of people's "prayers" were made into a new work by Hope and Social. This is included in the download, i.e. not on the physical CD.
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Stuck Like Glue
I've seen this advert a million times,
It's trying hard to desensitize its lying side.
A bigger car and a thinner wife,
A thinner Bible a bigger life,
No compromise.

It's the final sign to me,
That we're stuck in the 80s.

I swear to God that I know that man,
He's standing there with his Rictus grin,
Ê It's an alibi,
Anyone can just trip and fall,
But why on earth would you hide it all?
I don't know why.

It's the final sign to me,
That we're stuck in the 80s.
And the church screams endlessly,
It'll save one place just for me.

And the rain comes down,
On a Bible town,
And the neon glows,
And the coins just roll.
As a waitress smiles,
She ignites my bones,
And I miss home,
And I miss home.

I swear to God that I've seen this scene,
The cabaretÊatrocity,
Entertaining me.
I'm trying to lie a blameless life,
But I don't know how I'll sleep tonight,
As a passer-by.

It's the final sign to me,
That we're stuck in the 80s,
And the church screams endlessly,
It'll save one place just for me.

And the rain comes down,
On a Bible town,
And the neon glows,
And the coins just roll,
As a waitress smiles,
She ignites my bones,
And I miss home
And I miss home

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from Be The Architect, track released December 14, 2009

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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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