Songs from the Bar of Lost Souls

by Hope and Social

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1.
Here's a tale of a fatal attraction Here's a tale of the rarest of prey I'll pin them down and keep them forever Clip their wings they can't fly away You love a thing you keep it in your hand You love a thing you'd better chain it beside you You set it free they'll go as fast as they can I have behaved like a fool A man made like me can't tame you And I see you You're just what I'm looking for Cupid's bow barbed bloodied and broken Tour a hole in my heart as wide as the sea I had no choice but to give up entirely Snared the bird tame the best they'll never be free I have behaved like a fool A man made like me can't tame you And I see you You're just what I'm looking for I have behaved like a fool A man made like me can't tame you And I see you You're just what I'm looking for A man like me An animal like you
2.
05:10
I never believed in the concept of evil You do what you do but people need reason People need bad luck Bad luck like me I met you in June and you'd flowered in the April You were fecund in bloom Your blossom was delightful But I guess you were bad luck Bad luck like me We'll go where the wildness goes We'll live where the wildness lives I swore to be true but with love there came murder And with the final blunt blow I started to wonder If there's such a thing as bad blood Bad blood like me We'll go where the wildness goes We'll stay where the wildness stays We'll live where the wildness lives Come come to me I'm ready for hell if that's where I'm going If in heaven I see you then it's bad luck for me We'll go where the wildness goes We'll stay where the wildness stays We'll live where the wildness lives Come come to me So give me a drink and a needle and thread And push me away to the shore I'm leaving my sins where the good lord won't go I'm leaving all hope at the door GIve me a drink and a god length of rope I've done what I came here for I know that I've killed and by the blood on my tongue I know that I'm headed for more
3.
03:01
I should have seen the future by the way you took the bar I should have seen the bloodshed by the bleeding of my heart I should have know you'd kill me form the notches on your belt I guess I had it coming from the moment we first met Oh Oh pretty child We were married in the autumn and I kept you close at hand You stayed where I could see you but I knew you had a plan I should have tried to stop you when you left to buy that gun I knew I'd made an error when the bullet hit my skull Oh Oh pretty child Roses and chocolates are the colour of blood I failed to see that I'd misunderstood For the love you showed was a hatred inside With all six of your bullets I knew that I'd died Oh Oh pretty child As I lie here rotting I run it through my head I think of you quite often and why you'd want me dead I think that you'd have loved them once you were used to them around Your child you buried with me when you put me in the ground Oh Oh pretty child Oh our pretty child
4.
Be still my beating heart Today the day I die Stay close and listen hard Be still my beating heart History is made of men like me Built up on chance not by greater deeds Not by kings at all I won't be mourned and I won't be saved I won't be recalled for the things I've made If I'm recalled at all But I've tasted love and I've tasted sin And I've lived for the most somewhere inbetween I've no regrets at all So do not mourn and do not cry Just give me a stone and a place to lie And remember me Be still my beating heart Kill kill the one you love Today the day it starts Be still my beating heart
5.
Come shed your skin in the bar of souls Come bleed your heart you blood red rose Animals dine with me Animals dine with me Thieves bring your gold and your selfish woes Lovers bring hands that are predisposed To sordid and sinful deeds Sticky unsavory Sailors bring love in your 10CCs The kind that won't last through the slightest breeze The birds and the bastard bees All come and dine with me Come spread your seed or your misery Either or or it's the same to me Come animals dine with me Come animals dine with me We've seen them all in this bar of souls The wolves and the whores and the unfathomable shoals Breed after wondrous breed All animals dine with me

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5 songs written for the imitating the dog show, originally titled Tales from the Bar of Lost Souls. The show was made in Greece and toured to Athens, Cyprus and the UK in 2009 and featured both live and pre-recorded version of these songs. The show was later re-made and retitled to 6 Degrees Below the Horizon. The songs were written and recorded in 5 days at our studio The Crypt.

More information on the show at www.imitatingthedog.co.uk.

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released May 5, 2009

Written and recorded by Richard Huxley, Ed Waring and Simon Wainwright

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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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