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lyrics

We are the storymen
We come to entertain
And make you dream
We pour our words like wine
We mould our myths in minds
Like plasticine

We are the storymen
We come to entertain
And make you see
We tell our tales in rhyme
We weave ours words in time
It’s make believe

We won’t let the truth get in the way
We’ll redefine the storyline
To make the truth say what we want to say
We’ll redefine the storyline

Ten years of mouth to hand
Ten years in an indie band
It takes its toll
I’m a soldier, I’ve got soul
But my memory’s full of holes
Nevermind...I’m sure we’ll find...

The one where Edward set himself on fire
Story 5 the fireside
The one where James just went a lost his mind
Story 9 the legal high

(These days it seems)
Come on tell me how it seems
(These days we know)
Come on tell me what you know)
(These days it seems)
Please tell me what it seems
(We’re short of dreams)
So we’re going to make our own

Come on and join the fray
Emphasise the role you’ve played
It’s quite alright to make the truth come alive
With a liberal dash of lies
The story’s king so let’s begin

The one where Ed was caught out on the train
Story 4 the toilet door
The one where we all finally felt our age
28 our dancing days are done

(These days it seems)
Come on tell me how it seems
(These days we know)
Come on tell me what you know)
(These days it seems)
Please tell me what it seems
(We’re short of dreams)
So we’re going to make our own

44 a leprechaun
Story 2 Gary painted blue
33 a hoovered bed
38 “I think Ed’s dead”

Story number 59
A travelodge on the old M5
A wrong room and written off car
A superhuman van alarm

17 Gary sleeping rough
I’m on the moors in a taxi lost
Number 12 the morning post
For Mr Goff and his sleepy host

88 a shower with James
I think it’s best if we mention no names
Story 10 a girl called Jen
Stop stop no names again

(These days it seems)
Come on tell me how it seems
(These days we know)
Come on tell me what you know)
(These days it seems)
Please tell me what it seems
(We’re short of dreams)
So we’re going to make our own

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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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