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1.
When the angels killed the heat in me They told me I'd been blind but they could make me see. Lord only knows, Lord only knows where we go. So I took their hands And I dragged them down One by one I watched them drown. Lord only knows, Lord only knows where we go. Now my conscience lies by my side, We got on well But I'm glad it died. Lord only knows, Lord only knows But does he know What I know about him now? Now I'm going away to some foreign land, I'm going to join the Theban Sacred Band. Lord only knows I don't want to fight, He also know darkness is my light But now Does he know what I know? When those angels killed the heat in me I said won't you kindly let me be?
2.
The light has gone out in your window. We are perched on the brink of a dawn. But I am outside in the shadows And I am alone. I am no stranger to this door, It was built with the sweat from my brow. I lingered awhile on its threshold Before turning round. For what I lack won't be found in the looking, What I want is to be there with you But some houses are better as ruins, Some people too. So darling Turn my picture to the wall And do what you must do, You say there's shame In the lies we tell But there is more shame in the truths. You have scorned all my cloistered virtues And the vices they may have produced, You know youth isn't the time for seduction It's a time to be seduced But when the watering holes have all run dry Then I shall drink from the mirage And when you meet me there I will not ask why, I will laugh Turn my picture to the wall And do what you must do, You say there's shame In the lies we tell But there is more shame in the truths.
3.
You and I have been here before But this time I came prepared You know our love is little more Than a loneliness that we shared I've been living in the shadow of a monument To the kind of man you want me to be Well you can cry all you like over my indifference But you sewed the seeds of my ennui And I am warning you girl Just like you once warned me Woe betide you If you want to hurt me again You tell me I'm hurting your feelings now Well I was aiming at your thoughts Certainly there's something appealing about The kind of happiness we sought But what's the use in filling pages if you can't rip them out I refuse to play the villain in my own life Yes those pretty little cynicisms we can do without But I won't let you grind me down and I won't go without a fight I am warning you girl Just like you once warned me Woe betide you If you want to hurt me again You know I wasn't hewn from heroic timber But I'm growing tired of our little tableau There's a light beyond this gloom, though it's no more than a glimmer It's enough to guide my way as I walk out on you Because I am warning you girl Just like you once warned me Woe betide you
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I never woke up this morning, My tether is at the end of elsewhere. There's a big black dog yawning And it's sitting in my favorite chair. I saw my prospects portrayed before me As a sad and solitary house, With icicles hanging from its doorway Like teeth in a great grey mouth. I couldn't bury you Deep enough. A strange new brand of confection Is rotting all Wisdom's teeth. A dying man addresses his reflection And says "Better you than me." But a breath as persistent as gravity And corrosive as a wasted second Unfurled from the lap of some deity Where that abominable animal beckoned. I couldn't bury you Deep enough. I'd stolen a dead man's wrist watch And was living by his time not mine, I adapted my past to suit a flimsy ideal And laid a false floor on that fault-line. I know all things cast a shadow Regardless of sort or size But the part of me I once left fallow Now yields a tree that's obscuring the sky. I couldn't bury you Deep enough. I no longer believe in medicine And I'm struggling with that fourth wall Since that animal appeared in my bedroom Howling its territorial call. It said there's no flame it couldn't douse As it snuffed out the light over my thoughts, It opened me up like a doll's house And I wept until I was hoarse. There are some things you just can't hide from There are some things you just can't push down Deep enough.

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Recorded on 24th, 25th 26th August 2011 at a house on the South coast of England.

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released March 12, 2012

Louis Barabbas (writer) - Lead Vocals, Rhythm Guitar
Dan Watkins (engineer/producer) - Bass Guitar
Biff Roxby (producer) - Bass and Tenor Trombone, Cello, Vocals
Matthew Cleghorn - Lead Guitars, Banjo, Vocals
Fran Lydiatt - Piano, Organ, Accordion, Vocals
Tom Cleghorn - Drums, Vocals
Alison Cegielka - Vocals
Phyllida Maude-Roxby - Viola, Violin
Harry Doherty - Handclaps

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Louis Barabbas & The Bedlam Six Manchester

Between 2006-2016 the Bedlams relentlessly peddled their peculiar brand of Dirt-Swing, capturing the imaginations of every species of listenership, winning support from the likes of Supergrass, The Mighty Boosh, Har Mar Superstar, UB40, Mark Steel, The Hell’s Angels and BBC Radio, inspiring stage invasions, dancing in the aisles and a confused mixture of exhaustion and bonhomie wherever they went ... more

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