All Our Dancing Days

by Hope and Social

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1.
03:44
Standing in the cool light of a summer's haze Standing in the deluge of the summer rain Well I don't why I don't know why we don't just go away Dry your socks out then dry your eyes Scrape that mud from your inner thigh There's a certain kind of sickness makes us stay where the rain is We could go where we want to go We could do what we want to do We could be what we want to be Saints alive, Saints alive You cannot tell me that you'd feel this alive If the sun shone down for 365 days of every year Oh Saint Assisi keep your hands from here Oh but I know that this brings you down It's hard to smile when you're half drowned Oh but I know that this brings you down But if you swim with me, I guess we'll see We could go where we want to go We could do what we want to do We could be what we want to be Saints alive, Saints alive We could go where we want to go We could do what we want to do We could be what we want to be Saints alive, Saints alive
2.
I went out as you came back in My day ends where yours begins There's money in the kitchen draw Half there now, I'll try find more I woke up in a fug and fog The grinding of the diesel cogs The days fly by with all these signs Show me what I've left behind You came in as I went back out We're ships that pass and there's no doubt We'll find a day in two weeks' time We'll lose ourselves in cheap red wine These walls, these walls are crumbling round my balls These door are slamming one by one There's a boxer's blood in my veins There's a boxer's blood in my veins I'm doing the sums, I'm doing the sums But something is wrong yeah, well something is wrong I'm making a list and I'm checking it twice No matter what changes a price is a price God gave me a brain and a good set of eyes But these forms and these boxes seem peppered with lies I don't want to cheat and I don't want to scrounge But I did what you told me I did what you told me I'm doing the sums, I'm checking it twice No matter what changes a price is a price I don't want to cheat and I don't want to scrounge But I did what you told me I did what you told me These walls, these walls are crumbling round my balls These door are slamming one by one There's a boxer's blood in my veins There's a boxer's blood in my veins I went out as you came back in My day ends where yours begins
3.
I don't care what things you know Climb up here and let's be bold I don't care what you've been told Climb up here and let's be bold Let's be bold I don't care what wars you've won As for that what good you've done I don't care what life you've lived There's plenty more lives just as big Let's be bold We raged against the weather We screamed against the tide We fought a fight where there was none Well now our arms are aching And soon our hair will thin So come on let's get on Come on let's get on Can't pretend that nothing's changed Teenage kicks are hard to fake Cannot say with hand on heart I wouldn't change a single part Let's be bold We raged against the weather We screamed against the tide We fought a fight where there was none Well now our arms are aching And soon our hair will thin So come on let's get on Come on let's get on I don't care what things you know Climb up here and let's be bold I don't care what you've been told Climb up here and let's be bold I don't care what you've been through What didn't kill you's good for you I don't care what you've done wrong What's done is done what's gone is gone I don't care what things you've seen There's nothing there that interests me I don't care how much you've grown Just climb up here and let's be bold Climb up here and sing with me Climb up here and sing with me And let's be bold And yes I still remember Yes I do recall The blood stampeding through my heart How we stole our pleasures And made those pleasures last I'd die a thousand times Before I gave them back While this body still can breathe While this mind's still in one piece While this skin's still good to touch While this heart's still good to love Let's be bold
4.
Take these specs of light Splattered 'cross the night The only jewels you'll know To you I now bestow And we'll use our tears as wine Walk this country lane A carpet red with shale To our tiny church Our abbey made of dirt And we'll use our tears as wine And we'll make our rings from twine This barn as our hotel A dance where autumn fell All we'll need is friends Just you and me and them And we'll use our tears as wine And we'll make our rings from twine Dance with me tonight Dance with me tonight
5.
Take off your clothes Let your scars show They are the battle signs Of someone that I call mine These days are long When nighttime comes I cannot hold my head Up from our unmade bed I'm telling it true I can't wait to be with you By the morning dew I will be there with you We fuss and moan Let good times go Tomorrow's another day Let loose and fly away I'm telling it true I can't wait to be with you By the morning dew I will be there with you
6.
04:50
There's dust in every shop in every town in every county we've counted There's space in every bar in every pub in every place that we've been And I see some notice that business is closing on Kirkstall Road The country's complexion is shifting and changing, how no-one knows There's mould in every house in every home that we've been to There's rust on every slide in every park in every place that we've seen And I see some girl with her mind unfurled out on Water Lane While I'm reading the plans of a public-school man who says we're to blame What a shame There's truth in every lie in every line in every speech that is written Maybe there is good in all the bile and the blood that they're spitting But we cannot give time to fight cancer or crime when there's bills to pay It's simple arithmetic, the ins and the outs of it will not change They're shifting account now the money's run out, it's such a shame What a shame
7.
05:26
I'll hold you one more time tonight With arms as tough as bailer twine I'll stem your tears with sage advice The harshest, bluntest facts of life The sun and the moon and the stars won't budge from where they are The sun and the moon and the stars won't budge from where they are You know I'm a betting man But sorrow holds the strongest hand Let's play this out with a pair of threes And a bluffers smile that's hard to beat The sun and the moon and the stars won't budge from where they are The seasons and the tides won't care for you or I So you'll shrink a little bit No you'll never get over it But it doesn't mean that you won't smile So you'll shrink a little bit No you'll never get over it But I'll be here for you We'll be here for you Play you a symphony in full The intricate melody won't calm your nerves Sing you a lullaby you know The simplest of melodies will sooth your soul Read you a story out in full The richest of languages won't calm your nerve Tell you a simple verse I know Repeating the same three word could save your soul The sun and the moon and the stars won't budge from where they are The seasons and the tides won't care for you or I The daylight shines, the daylight shines And the streetlight shines Play me a symphony you know I'll play you the same three chords 'cos it's all I know
8.
If you move a little bit out those shadows Slide your legs a little bit like we used to Well I'm no dancer and you're no drinker Tease my hands a little bit just don't let me go Ten years on now and ten years wiser I'm in limbo a thirty-something man I'm no dancer and you're no teacher Tease my mind a little bit just don't let me go (Don't let me go) All our dancing days they should be way behind us But a little bit of what you love it won't hurt you now and I know that All our dancing days they should be well behind us But when you move a little I get up get up get up get up go Let's just watch this safely sidelined Two kids dancing like we used to do Lost in music, lost in motion You and me there you never let me go (Don't let me go) All our dancing days they should be way behind us But a little bit of what you love it won't hurt you now and I know that All our dancing days they should be well behind us But when you move a little I get up get up get up get up go
9.
When I wake up in your loving heart When the sun cuts where the curtains part When the birds sing the most graceful tune And the blue skies are peeping through Everybody wants to see it high Everybody wants to get it low I'm just happy now I'm sitting inbetween We could get lost in the highest high When we're drinking on a timeless night But the good stuff is a hand in a hand Yeah the good stuff is a hand in a hand Everybody wants to see it high Everybody wants to get it low I'm just happy now I'm sitting inbetween
10.
05:43
Outside in the autumn light A child slides up a riverside Jump for joy and you're doubled with pain Both at once it's sublime I'd say All you'll need is here Outside in the puddles and rain A child soaked to the bone again Heart melts but your stomach sinks Both at once it's sublime I think All you'll need is here Pulling apart around and back and forth How can a heart take this tug of war? Every day is your best and worst Every hour is a peak and trough All you'll need is... Smallest thing makes you feel the most A couple kiss in the Evening Post All of this you'll be going through God knows I'm so jealous of you All you'll need is here Leave us now and go and hide away That's what I'd do with my time again Jump for joy and you're doubled with pain Both at once it's sublime I'd say All you'll need is here Lucky soul...off you go
11.
03:45
Oh remember me When the seas roll in When the birds bed down When the stars fall round In Dixieland Oh remember me When the days fill in When your heart slips down The hours are dull and brown In Dixieland From early in the morning Until it's late at night There's no-one you will find Who'll love you more than I From early in the morning 'Till sleep just pulls you in I'll wrap my arms around you Though you won't feel a thing In Dixieland
12.
You're falling like a spent cigar Shifting like a cheap guitar Cos where she was before There's nothing there Scattered like a Lego set Pieces thrown out everywhere The bits we need are there They're just hidden well or need repair And there's no point going back to before There's nothing I can say or do To try and fill these days for you The crockery and lies And a decor you despise And there's no point going back to before Because fate had your arse nailed when she walked through your door There's no point at all I'm coming over right away My coat is on I'm on my way Cos where she was before There's nothing there Don't give up and don't give in If this don't kill you nothing will The crockery and lies And a decor you despise And there's no point going back to before Because fate had your arse nailed when she walked through your door There's no point at all

about

2012 was supposed to be our year off. Let's ease back a bit, spend some time reflecting, chewing the fat. Hmmmm. An acoustic album, two tours, fifteen festivals, an Edinburgh theatre performance and six Crypt Covers later and we decided to make another album. This is a record in the truest sense of the word: a record of two months in the band's life when we locked ourselves in the Crypt with no preconceived ideas, no plan and no expectations and just wrote some music. We armed ourselves with Ray Charles' Greatest Hits, a VHS copy of The Commitments and a lot of fast food and just played to see what would happen. Basically, this is it. No huge agenda and no point to prove this time. A diary...or a...record.

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released November 12, 2012

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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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