Them Rolling Boys

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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

Pick my feet up,
Dust myself down,
Look me in the eye.
This reflection,
On close inspection,
Needs kicking into line.

It's the northern temper,
Blames the weather,
For all our wrongs and woes.
I've been guilty,
Of glass half empty,
When my cup overflows.

I saw it on the mountain, I saw it on the shore,
I saw it in the evergreen I'd never seen before.
I saw it in the starlight, I saw it in the way,
The moon ensnares the earth then gently pulls rolls tide away.
I saw it in the seasons, the shift from red to green.
I saw it in the fields, the colours overpowering me.
I saw you on the mountain, I saw you on the shore,
I saw you on the hillside, you took my hand in yours.

It's too tempting,
To slip, slip, slide into,
Grey and gloom and bland,
Count my fortunes,
On fingers and thumbs,
Stars and grains of sand.

I saw it on the mountain, I saw it on the shore,
I saw it in the sunlight I'd never seen before.
I saw it in the birds returning on the April breeze.
I saw it in the hedgerows all full of summer's needs.
I saw it in the patchwork across the country's moors.
I saw it in the lovers parting at the station door.
I felt the rain inside me, the wind blow round my head,
You pulled the curtains saying, "I think we'll stay in bed".
I let the news surround me, I let the bastards win,
I let the past abide although there's nothing I'd re-spin.
I saw you on the mountain, I saw you on the shore,
I saw you on the hillside, you took my hand in yours.

And now my eyes keep wandering, hear sounds I've never heard,
You made me see the joy in naming all the garden birds.
I see the bombs exploding, the fighters in the sky,
You say just grab the moment, you know we could die tonight.
I see the world on fire, a sordid, sullied land,
You made me count the shells we'd scattered on the east coast sands.
I'll watch the sun exploding, I'll watch the stars collide,
I'll watch the trees uprooting, I'll watch it burn tonight.
I saw you on the mountain, I saw you on the shore,
I saw you on the hillside, you took my hand in yours.

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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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