Nobody Can Play This Guitar

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lyrics

We went down to Camden Town to buy a bag of beans
We'd been told that that is where the magic will begin
We went down to Camden Town to find our magic key
I'd been told that that is where my fortune marries me

Down where the feeding frenzy goes

Armed with love and naive charm and dressed by M&S
Awkwardly, begrudgingly we're followed by the press
Egged on by a baying crowd, a clutch of minor stars
Son you'll get to number one if you just listen hard

Down where the feeding frenzy goes
Down where we come to sell our souls

Nobody can play this guitar
Quite the way I think we used to
I know we weren't what you were looking for
And you know I just can't blame you

Let's go down to Camden Town and plant our bag of beans
I think it's time to bury ghosts let our ambitions be
We went there a thousand times
Played our songs and sang our lines
Again, again, again, why I don't know

Nobody can play this guitar
Quite the way I think we used to
I know we weren't what you were looking for
And you know I just can't blame you

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from Happy Bread (and Cruel Hangovers), released September 30, 2019

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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...

"a big sound from this impressive outfit...inspired, anthemic, great" - Q magazine
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