The Complete Works (Year One) - 2nd Edition

by The Bookshop Band

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    This 2nd edition of our boxset contains all four of The Bookshop Band's CD albums. All the CDs are individually numbered and packaged in a bespoke letterpress-printed case. The box also contains our very own newspaper - The Bookshop Band Chronicles.

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We've pretty much sold out of our initial boxset, so we're organising a 2nd printing (with gold instead of silver foil) which should be available soon. You can pre-order your physical copy now, and you still get an immediate download of all the tracks.

This is The Bookshop Band Complete Works BOXSET. It contains all four of The Bookshop Band's albums (Travels from your armchair, And other dystopias, Revolutions, and Into the farthest reaches) and also includes a newspaper about the books behind the songs.

This is a limited edition of 200, all bound in fitted box.

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released 22 June 2013

All songs written and recorded by The Bookshop Band
Mixed by Marco Migliari & Ben Please

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The Bookshop Band Bath, UK

The Bookshop Band write songs inspired by books and play them in bookshops. They started as a collaboration between a group of musicians in Bath and their local independent bookshop, Mr B's Emporium. Now they are about to go on tour, sponsored by Vintage Books and Independent Booksellers Week, around other bookshops and lit fests. Catch them if you can. Details at www.thebookshopband.co.uk ... more

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Track Name: Vasilisa the Beautiful
Wake up, its cold but go
Lace up, for all your worth
Take what your body holds
Step up, you must step up.

She was sent to find light in the darkest of places
Bears might come, but she’ll stay in the forest through all this
For a moment she saw in, as trees started falling
But she’s safe, and she’ll stay in the forest through all this.

Sore hands in fallen leaves
Kneel down by splintered trees
She’ll find all the poppy seeds
To make oil, to make oil.

In the end, she found fire in the coldest of places
She’d been working her way through the forest in all this
Just in time and she’s turning as trees started burning
In this story she escapes from the forest and all this.

Sun rise, in her own eyes
Feel the sun rise, in her own eyes
Feel the sun rise, in her own eyes.
Track Name: Old Man Winter (Morozko)
Child destined to an icy fate
Brave faced and proud
Stoic little girl now
Tell me are you warm
Tell me are you warm
On this winter floor

And the, child only knows to smile
And the, old man replied to her

And he cloaked her in winter fur
He clothed her in silver
And placed her, on a stool
Keeping her from the winter floor

Child with a jealous soul
Is placed in turn, on the winter floor
In a cold hope, of riches to return

And, Old Man Winter comes tell me
Child are you warm but
Child only knows to frown and
Cry and the old man replies

There’s no winter Fur
And there’s no silver
And there’s only, the icy ground
Keeping her, in winters arms.
Track Name: Siren's Island
Cast myself from here
I’ve heard of songs out at sea
I am well prepared, and
My boat’s sturdy

I know this plan of mine is not safe at all
The sound from Siren’s island leads me now

And my course ahead is clear
Sure I’ll pass her by
I hear her singing for me, but then
Watch the water rise

I know this plan of mine is not safe at all
The mass of timber bears all weight as it falls
Below the waterline it’s not safe anymore
Reach out for polystyrene and float for shore.
Track Name: Psyche and Cupid
Three daughters, beauty untold
But one among them, the people held up to behold
A beauty so pure and new.

The people strew her with gifts and praise
They didn’t see a deep anger brewing, a jealous heart
Her admirers parted, for the locks and the curls.
Am I Venus to be eclipsed by a mortal girl.

And she wanders, burdened and alone
Her heart plundered by a jealous god
Her true beauty was lost and left unknown

In her palace she sat, until dark,
Her love, true love, gave her back her heart
And in the morning parted
Darkness keeping their love true

And the people they couldn’t see
They said that he must be revealed
And doubt grew,
In her mind and body,
That knew so well the smell of you

And one fateful night she unveiled Love
And love fell and love fell.

All she had was, falling back from her
All she wanted, keep herself under
In the darkness, their love was strong and true

All she had was falling back from her
And she wanders burdened and alone
Her heart plundered by a jealous God
Her beauty it was lost, left unknown.
Track Name: Faith in Weather
Time is over and I know you’re gone.
See you flying over, held my tongue
Lines I send you only keep you down
Faith in weather as my love is blown.

Wind was very strong today
When seven ravens flew away

See you far upon a hill of glass
I could never climb, but still I start
Build the steps I need to bear our weight
Seven years to make, and six I stayed

Wind was very strong today
When seven ravens flew away

I was taken by the wind and swept away
I could not respond to anything he’d say
I was taken by the wind and swept away
I could not respond to anything he’d say

Time is over for I’m almost done.
See you flying over, held my tongue.
Hope my voice is strong and calls you down.
Faith in weather and my love’s return.

I was taken by the wind and swept away
I could not respond to anything he’d say
Track Name: The Juniper Tree
One winters day, in the snow she lay
There was a tree, a juniper tree
Nine months past and a child at last
Tears were in her eye’s
Of joy, and then she died.

Now, the boy, white as snow, red as blood
A new found love, a wicked love
She cut his head, now he is dead
Tears were in her eyes
Of fear and devil’s lies

Beautiful bird of
Song he sings, for all his loves
People look up above
Below the tree there’s signs of life.

Next winter’s day, now the boy would play
Beneath the tree, the juniper tree.
Track Name: The Stonecutter
Shame that I will live modestly
A poor stonecutter eternally
Grant you a wish now, who would you be?
I’ll be a rich man, then I’ll be happy.

After one year, how does wealth go?
The sun still blinds me, rain wets my clothes.
So I’ll be the sun now, and I’ll be the clouds.
But all outlived by the rock in the ground.
(Endless life I’ve found).

But soon by your rock face you see
A poor man’s hammer breaks off a piece.
Grant you a wish now, who will you be?
Be who you are and then you’ll be happy.
Track Name: The 5th Knight and the Moon Princess
I have hardly known you
And do not know enough to
Fall in love, but I stop in awe of…

I can tend to feel lost
It’s not the timing, it’s just
Love is not the end, but a journey.

Five ships leave in the morning
And I’ll try to join the one you’re in.
So I flew, I flew.

So from here we shall see
But I’m just happy to be
On our way, but what a day
To be stormy.

Five ships left in the morning
And I couldn’t find the one you’re in
To see you I must be bold
But as I climbed, I lost my foothold.
And I flew, I flew.

Your ship sails in the morning
And I can’t keep you from going.
Track Name: Star of the River
There is life on the moon that you might hear of soon if you lean closer
But they are just too far, living among the stars that look close in the water
Then one night one of them shone a light and it reached the heart of Naia
And she spent all her life reaching out for a love that was surely beyond her.

Then she calls and she calls and she calls...
I will meet you, come my love
Reflected on the surface of
The pond, your face so close to touch
I am a lily in your light.

She walked out in the night and suddenly spied his reflection before her
She reached and she tripped off the side and she fell into the water
She almost reached, then she drowned, but he saw as she sank down slowly under
He took pity on her and granted her life, as the star of the river.

Then she calls and she calls and she calls...
I will meet you, come my love.
Reflected on the surface of the pond.
Your face so close to touch.
I am a lily in your light.
I am a lily in your light.
Track Name: Oh Saci!
Open my eyes, the sun was high and bright, blue skies.
I should’ve been up at least three hours ago. Clock broke, no way to tell the time,
New socks to make me feel alright. I ran to the bus only to see it fly by.
How could the day get any worse?
As I stand by the roadside, I walk home, I get in the car,
Wouldn’t start, put the choke on, cover my neighbour in the smoke from...
Only to see the garden gate wide open, and the hutch door high,
As the floor is torn up by hens running loose in the street,
As the dust twists and writhes, up to the sky.

Oh Saci Pererê, Oh Saci! Oh Saci Pererê, Oh Saci!

Finally got into town, I was late, you were soaked. You had to wait in the rain.
We rushed to the play I had tickets for, too late, again.
Stopped to warm up, got some coffee and cake,
As I went to pay my coins fell everywhere, I swear we didn’t find them all.
It’s not how I pictured us on the floor, on our hands and knees,
Searching for pennies that we couldn’t see. You had to pay, oh what a day!

Oh Saci Pererê, Oh Saci! Oh Saci Pererê, Oh Saci!

You caught your train, I drove home in the rain.
Put my hand in my pocket for my house keys,
Found a piece of paper had been slipped inside.
I couldn’t believe, after such a bad day, you’d left a note, what will it say?
Oh but the ink had run, your note was gone.

Oh Saci Pererê, Oh Saci! Oh Saci Pererê, Oh Saci!
Track Name: The Paris Wife
The Paris Wife

We fell in Love and Married
Moved to Paris
You’d be a writer and
I’d be your ever lasting love

Accordions and whores
Were to be our background score
I’d cut my hair and you’d grow yours
We’d be the same guy you’d say x 2
But then each day you’d disappear
Into your fierce world of words

My earnest and me, a young miss Hemmingway
My earnest and me, a young miss Hemmingway
Red headed, wedded, waiting, steady and straight
You are the best parts of me he’d say

And he was like an island where
the weather always changed
And I am a small boat tethered to his fate
But I made the rope and tied a knot around the stake
I threw the anchor overboard on our wedding day

You’d be a writer and
I’d be your ever lasting love
But as you grew, you grew away
But as you grew, you grew away
And the words were the waves
That wore against the stake
That I’d placed


And by the end I was loosening the knot
I let my boat slip aside
Into still waters away from your tide
That continued to roll across the sea
I’d done my part
And so had she.
Track Name: Just A Case Of Falling
Turns out it was a terrible show
I got my money back but she wont go
And it’s far too late to follow
The signs of love we’ll never know, you know

What a waste of money and wine
But then she took my hand it was an obvious sign
She’s gonna walk me home, cos she’s got the time
And it’s not just about this body of mine, you know

No, no, no no no no no
No, no, no no no no no
No, no, no no no no no
No

Turns out her money’s a home
So I can lead a life that I should have known
I got a suitcase made and a fine coat wove
She loves me dear because I always phone, you know.

What a taste for money and wine
Across the table there was an obvious sign
There gonna walk me home, cos they’ve got the time
And it’s not just about this body of mine, you know

No, no, no no no no no
No, no, no no no no no
No, no, no no no no no
No

Doh doh doh doh doh…..

We keep on talking but
We’re playing at this love
Forever, forever my dear
Forever, forever my dear

Doh doh doh doh doh....

No tea as I open the door
I see my washing’s done but it’s on the floor
I guess I should’ve loved her more
And now she’s gone I never wanted her more

What a waste of money and wine
She took my heart and cat and car this time
And it’s over now, but you know it’s fine
It’s just a case of falling all the time.
Track Name: Into The Lion's Den
Into the lion’s den

Daniel, into the lion’s den he heard, whispered in his ear by a raven with eyes as dark as the streets they walk, and the sights they saw.

Straight lines, have been stolen from me replaced by the tangled lives of this city.
As I follow your steady eyes that lead me through the streets, that lead me to keep your secrets deep.
Keep your eyes on me

Lost in clouds and dark waters where boarders once set, begin to blur. A landscape carved in my mind over time. The rain and ice made her black wings in a slow history.
 
As we steal into the night we steal to find the light. In our hands we hold the things of old, from deep waters. Tells the story of how you got your feathered brow. In your waters I drowned

But there I learnt to swim 
Grew gills and fins
  
And you stole from me my order
And I stole from you your time
And we stole together
The past to make the future bright

Daniel, into the lion’s den he heard, whispered in his ear by a raven with eyes as dark as the streets they walk, and the sights they saw.

Daniel, into the lion’s den he heard, whispered in his ear by a raven with eyes as dark as the streets they walk, and the sights they saw.
Track Name: The Coral Thief
The Coral Thief

There was an ocean over this town many years ago
The signs are there if I can find them, as the corals show
I’m not here in the street but walking by the shore
I cast shadows on the walls but ripples on the floor

Just close your eyes

When the sea was high
In it’s time
The coral grew
Nearby
When you saw blue
You saw all this too
Though it hides
From view

This cave is far down
I’ve made it my own
A place to lie down
You’ll stay, we’re fine now

There was a line of many soldiers breaking up the stone
They were taking back the horses, watching them go home
They say the town is always changing, but if they read the signs
They’d know the coral is just waiting for the oceans rise

Dont close your eyes

When the moon was high
We stole in the night
And voices grew
Nearby
So I ran too
Where the coral grew
So I might rise
With you

Their cave is far down
I’ve made it my home
A place to lie down
Don’t stay, I’m fine now
Don’t stay, I’m fine now
Don’t stay, I’m fine now
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Track Name: Declaration
Declaration

His hands are everywhere I turn
His eyes are questioning and peaceful
He looks into these depths as though he’s lost at sea, lost at sea
He drove me away
 
His kindness is sticky
Insistent, expecting
And I feel small and bitter
 
I crave simplicity
Like to think that I’m grateful
But I don’t like this box

I remember now your face
Was soft your pace was slow and steady
If only you could turn your back
Instead of circling round, circling round
You drove me away
 
Your kindness is sticky
Insistent, expecting
And I feel small and bitter
 
I crave simplicity
Like to think that I’m grateful
But I don’t like this box


Even when we part I feel you
Following following following following

Arms round my waist you pull me back to you
You drove me away
You drove me away
Track Name: Declaration Two
Declaration Two

Ooooooooooooo
Ooooooooooooo

I’ve got a crush
But I worry that
I may have made you up.

Friends say I’m mad,
So if I can

Convince others
Of your powers
Then this might save us.

Ooooooooooooo
Ooooooooooooo
Ooooooooooooo
Ooooooooooooo
Track Name: When You Speak
When you speak

When you speak, my body shakes, I do not understand,
You are here, Your words are deep, in me,
And I could see, through your eyes, could see, thorough your face
As my body takes, what you say

I did not know you at first
I could not hear or know your words
I did not think, that
I did not think, that
We could be

But You- have become, Apart of the language that I speak
As I try to learn, you give me air to breathe

I did not know you at first
I could not hear or know your words
I did not know you at first
I could not hear or know your words
I did not think, that
I did not think, that
We would be

As part of you I grow
As part of me you know
Track Name: The Word Keeper
The Word Keeper

There’s a sea between words
You immerse and focus
Leave your mouth wide open
Breathe while you are spoken

For you are now a word I’ll understand
Call you out and there’s meaning to the sound
Walls are high but my voices bring them down
Thought that I was a keeper of this town

I learn you have two meanings
We fall when you deceive us
Enthralled, but you should leave us
Don’t leave this world in silence

For you are now a word we’ll understand
Call you out and there’s meanings to the sound
Walls are high but our voices bring them down
Thought that we were the keepers of this town
For you are now a word I’ll understand
For you are now a word I’ll understand
For you are now a word I’ll understand
For you are now a word I’ll understand
Track Name: The Life and Times of Harriet Tubman
The life and times of Harriet Tubman

I’ll meet you in the morning
Sang Moses to her company
The promised land calls me
It’s death or liberty
An unknown, rail road,
Helped lead her from her home
We’ll sing with you, my dear
A coded farewell

This northern star
Took me
To a new country
This war has brought me
To new Liberty
So Moses now lived free
But thoughts of her, family
Which took her back, to the
Lost Southern, countries

I’ll sing to you we’re told
The underground railroad
Took the many un-free
To their liberty
I’ll sing to you we’re told
The underground railroad
Took the many un-free
To their liberty

Took the many un-free
To their liberty
Track Name: The Napier Ball
The Napier Ball

North and south will get together
It will be quite a show
Then a wild rose stands before me
I’ll tell you what I know

But now we dance together
At this last ball
Before you run to London
Looking for war

But our union’s swayed by silver
And the words you write
Golden coins could drag you under
Dressed in cotton for a fight

But now we dance together
At this last ball
Before you run to London
Looking for war

But now we dance together
At this last ball
Before you run to London
Looking for war
Track Name: Sit Down
Sit Down


We’ll see if things are like you say
We’ll see when darkness comes to pass
When you’re freed from trials and rise above
We’ll see

Thank god the barriers were thin
Thank god that you were listening
They thought that he was here for good
Thank god

I recall now saying that you didn’t seem that sad
Who knew what you had to go through
When it ended
Well who’s glad?

We’ll see if you’re hiding from yourself
We’ll see who gathers all the wealth
We’ll see what comes to those who pray
We’ll see

Thank god my eyes have had a shock
Thank god you’ve opened up the lock
She’s safe a million miles away. Thank god

I recall now saying that you didn’t seem that sad
Who knew what you had to go through
When it ended
Well who’s glad?

Ooooh , Ooooh , Ooooh, Aaahh

We’ll see but only from outside
We’ll see who swallows up their pride
Sit down if you can find a seat
Sit down

Who knew what you had to go through
When it ended
Well who’s glad?
Track Name: For an Ending
FOR AN ENDING

For a sunrise, you know
This is not what I
Had in mind. I’m…
Holding on to you but
Now my arms are getting
Tired, and my
Strength just won’t survive ---

For a story, you know
This is not what I
Thought I’d find
The worthy die young and their
Killer’s may survive
Being nice won’t save you, being
Honest means you won’t mind ---


Oooh oooh oooh oh

For an ending, you know
This is not what I
Had in mind
But for a moment there
I held on, then I
Let you go, and you
Let me go too.
Track Name: The Boxer
The Boxer

Just a young boy standing in the fringes
Just a young boy tied to a ridged life
A quiet place in the corner
Made of structure and sacrifice

Just a young boy standing in the fringes
Just a young boy tied to a ridged life
A quiet place in the corner
You wouldn’t look twice
You wouldn’t look twice

But today he felt strange
And today looked aside
To follow the winds of change
Into another life

Of and his words they threw a punch
That broke his mothers wrath
His will it took a stance
That would not be held back

Just a young boy standing in the fringes
Just a young boy Tied to a ridged life
A quiet place in the corner
You wouldn’t look twice
You wouldn’t look twice

Till he found himself in the corner
With the world watching him dance
Till he found himself in the corner
With the world watching him dance

From the corner the young boy could see
And from the corner the young boy he flew
And from the corner of the ing he grew strong fists that
Broke the air in two

(Instrumental)

Just a young boy standing in the fringes
Just a young boy tied to a ridged life
A quiet place in the corner
You wouldn’t look twice
You wouldn’t look twice
You wouldn’t look twice
You wouldn’t look twice
Track Name: The Straight Line
For a long time
I’ve played the straight line
No danger
No stranger.

I don’t notice
Silent protest
Dreams of going east
Thoughts of heading west
What stops my feet?

Then these moments
First black as tar
Then clear to me
As I leave this bar
And these memories
Of laying down
The things that make
My world go round

Only now can I
Step of this train
Jump off the bus
Run back to us

How many times before
I change my ways
Safety reins
Throughout these days

Then these moments
First black as tar
Then clear to me
As I leave this bar
And these memories
Of laying down
The things that make
My world go round
Track Name: Fortunes Never Kind
FORTUNES NEVER KIND

I’m the author I want to be
I write about beauty
And all that’s close to me

I’m happy in my home
But conscious I’m alone, with
more money than I’ve known

Yet often now I find
That fate will be unkind
To all the words I write

Seems dangerous next to me
My stories tend to read
Like obituries

So, baby, if you spend
Some time with me, well then
I’ll write you in the end

Then darling would you mind
If the love that we had found
Was the temporary kind.

So darling if we spend
Some time together, sure
We’ll write ours in the end

Write my, write my,
write our obituary

Thought that we were strange
But darling, these days its..
It’s just contemporary
Living with you
My home becomes a zoo
And it’s just not habituary

Thank God it’s all
in your obituary

Thought that we could find
a mutual piece of mind
But, that was just temporary

Darling don’t you find
That fortune’s never kind
And the future it’s getting scary

Every time I write
Someone else will die, and it’s
not good, it’s obligatory

Everything’s confused and
I don’t know who’s who, and they
Think I’m a mercenary

Thank God that’s not in my obituary
Thank God it’s right in my obituary

Oh, but they didn’t ask me
To write my own obituary
Track Name: Up For Work
Up for work

Up for work, cold snow­­­
Like the way it stings
My face my fingers, my toes

Up for work
Say goodbye
Don’t look my wife
In the eye

Up for work
Tired from the night before
Not quite, ready for the day ahead

What will tomorrow bring…

In the cold, warm coat
Wait to meet him
Like the way his smile meets mine

In the cold, out the house
As the lies build, up
I cant, get out

In the cold,
night air,
stranger meets me,
Knows my name and..

What will tomorrow bring… x2

And a ladder is leant up
Another climb to the next rung
And a stranger is giving me a foot up
And a friend is giving me a leg

A bit of luck
A bit of luck
A bit of luck

What will tomorrow bring… x2
Were all the same as the game turns
Were all the same as the game turns
And changes were stuck to the edges
Getting churned up
What will tomorrow bring…
Track Name: Bobo and the Cattle
Bobo and the cattle

Don’t let’s go to the dogs tonight
Though the chances are high and there’s signs that we might
Don’t let’s go to the dogs tonight
There’s work to be done and two makes it light

We take the horses and ride on the sand
The cattle are lost and they must be found
They’ll keep a herd but they’ve had years to roam
You know the dogs are thirsty and we should go home

We didn’t plan to drink today
But the path narrows out and I’m starting to sway
I said “I’ll wait here for you” …and now I’m alone
The sun is going and our dogs have gone.

Don’t let’s go to the dogs tonight
Though I can hear them howling and I think that I might
Don’t let’s go to the dogs tonight
Though I can hear them howling and I think that I might

You came back just in time
With the dogs and the horses and a cattle line
These days of sweat make the land sown
But that’s just what makes this my home
And that’s what makes this my home

Don’t let’s go to the dogs tonight
We’ve made it home and now it’s night
Don’t let’s go to the dogs tonight
I can hear them howling but we’re alright
Don’t let’s go to the dogs tonight
We got whisky here in the starlight
Don’t let’s go to the dogs tonight
We got whisky here in the starlight
We got whisky here in the starlight
Track Name: Where Did We Begin?
Where did we begin?

Mountains turn from pink to slate
Outlaw nation, rebel state
Who will remember if the schools won’t write it down
How many die here? As the shots don’t make a sound

Walking round in skin
Where did we begin
Walking round in circles
Don’t blame it on gin

Coloured by the history books
We are proud and off the hooks
Who will remember if the schools have closed their doors
We can do no wrong here, though we break their foreign shores

Aahhh x3

Walking round in skin
Where did we begin
Walking round in circles
Don’t blame it on gin

Mountains turn from pink to slate
Outlaw nation rebel state
Track Name: The Mariner's First Smile
The Mariner’s first smile

What, have I been waiting for?
The first, smile I ever saw
Then I, went to sea
With your, smile in me

Go, where the sail’s go
But masts come down, when it really blows
And all the things, that we horde
Are des,tined overboard

Off you go to sea
I hope you’ll think of me
Put on my dancing shoes
And I might think of you
But I just might
Sing my songs at night
Dance the floors and find
Someone new

So I came back to shore
To be with you evermore
I’ve been married to the sea
And you to he

Off you go to sea
I hope you’ll think of me
Put on my dancing shoes
And I might think of you
But I just might
Sing my songs at night
Dance the floors and find
Someone new

Then in the door
The first smile that I ever saw
You looked at me
And I at thee
Track Name: Gold and Black
Gold and Black

Born to a cot in Bermondsey
Sailors song for a bedtime story
Reborn in a tigers mouth
Dragged into a brand new land

The Sailors song
Pumping my blood from before I was born
And the big black sea,
Filled, my dreams

Finger tips, shiny black, wrinkled bricks
Rutted horse shit, jagged lanes, bent elbows,
crooked knees streets, heavy smells

Crossed you as you passed
Weighing your senses down

Oh and above all this rang the sound
Of voices wild and dark
Melodies in flight, tiptoeing,
Above the sight of us
And I imagine myself far away
Somewhere hot and strange
Where the cats are painted gold and black
And I am not afraid
Where the cats are painted gold and black
And I am not afraid

And above all this rang the sound
Of voices wild and dark
And it is here, that my future starts
And is to be with the crimson beasts
And the wings that beat
Blood red as the black sea fills my head
And the sailors song pumping my blood
From before I was born
And the black sea, has seen and soaked through me

Oh and above all this rang the sound
Of voices wild and dark
Melodies in flight, tiptoeing,
Above the sight of us
And I imagine myself far away
Somewhere hot and strange
Where the cats are painted gold and black
And I am not afraid
Where the cats are painted gold and black
And I am not afraid
Track Name: Downfall of Les Innocents
How many bones to build a man?
(The Downfall of Les Innocents)

Dig the land to make the man in old Versailles, but I will never clear a thing if I were to fall in.
Clear the graves to make a way, and all who work will be repaid with money left for purpose by the king.

We take the bodies from the soil, before the air begins to spoil, the future will come here in the end
This city has no place for bones, beside the markets, whores and homes, it’s by the church that we have piled them.

Downfall at Les Innocents
Decay and wretched stench
But the love and sweet incense
Cleanse the innocent

Set the fire by the walls, and leave the heat to take the souls, where men’s hammers can’t the flames can.
There is light along the aisles, and men are running for the sun is coming in everywhere I stand.

So I walk in to Versailles, for my year’s money and I, walk against the crowds that come
As they pass I have no doubt, I know more than most about, how, many bones to build a man.
How many bones, to build a man?

Downfall at Les Innocents
Decay and wretched stench
But the love and sweet incense
Cleanse the innocent
Downfall at Les Innocents
Track Name: The Engineer's Paris
The Engineer’s Paris

Exhausted Earth
Shadowed by an empty church
Lit through the October light
A deathly quiet

Do do do – da da da da

An Auburn Girl
Gently passes through her world
Pressing on the stiffened grass
A well trodden path

But he is led in a merry dance
Through the streets of merry France
A French Parisian
His New acquaintance
And he finds himself a suit to suit the trend
And he finds himself a suit to suit the trend

Deep the men
They dig the earth
Hard and steady as they work
Heavy air and heavy ground

Moving on, the future is, (fast)
The only sound
Immortal
As it fills the ground

And he is led in a merry dance
Through the streets of merry France
A French Parisian
His New acquaintance
And he finds himself a suit to suit the trend
And he finds himself a suit to suit the trend
Track Name: Heart in Hand
HEART IN HAND

As I stand still
Like the frozen sea

Beneath my feet

I find myself
Thick in thought

Like the frozen floor
Glassy eyes
As I try
To see

As the fear
Stacks up,
In front of me

As the fear
Stacks up,
In front of me

And the fire in my heart
Well it was almost out
A slow death

But the beauty and the light
And the stillness of the night
And the dark air

Becomes so loud
A roaring sound

But the beauty and the light
And the stillness of the night
Comes in time

And the layers of the ice
A kaliederscope so bright
In my mind

And alone I start to understand
And alone I stand heart in hand
And alone I understand
And alone I stand heart in hand
Track Name: Steady On
STEADY ON

Dark
Shiver
Frozen
Dead Still

Days
Years
Trapped
Fear

Steady on, lost your track, how will you make it back?
Listen hard, nothing there, how did you lose your bearings,
As the snow clings, the wind sings.

Can’t
Shiver
Longing
Over


Steady on, lost your track, how will you make it back?
Listen hard, nothing there, how did you lose your bearings,
As the snow clings, the wind sings.