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It's My Country As Well

from Follow The Gleam by The Boo-Hooray Theory



12. It’s My Country As Well

He looked like an exile, adrift from bar to bar,
stumbling a sad mile,
he’s lost without his guiding star.
His eyes sang his history,
a tale that no-one grieves,
a file full of mystery
written on storm-blown leaves.

He stared at the corner,
where all the shadows lurk.
He seemed full of secrets,
a Father Christmas out of work.
I wanted to tell him, the vagrant or the saint,
that I was no different,
I suffered from the same complaint.

Well, I’ll buy you a drink
if you’ll tell me your sorrows,
‘cos it’s not your tomorrows
that I want to hear tell,
but the tales of your homeland,
every word, no digression:
here’s my confession,
it’s my country as well.

I waited for ages for him to come again.
I lived all the pages
that go to make the book of pain,
a life without meaning, adrift from day to day,
and where is that sorrow to drive my sorrow
clean away?

Well, I’ll buy you a drink etc.


from Follow The Gleam, released January 22, 2013
composed by Heneghan & Lawson

Ben Heneghan vocals, keyboards
Ian Lawson piano, rhodes
Mike Heneghan bass
Andrew Lawson drums
Sylvia Strand backing vocals
Kat Squire backing vocals
Hwyel Maggs guitar
Dan Jones guitar
Gethin Liddington trumpet
Gareth Roberts trombone
Lee Goodall alto sax
Osian Roberts tenor sax


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The Boo-Hooray Theory Cardiff, UK

The Boo-Hoory Theory is led by composers Ben Heneghan and Ian Lawson. The band records and performs original Heneghan & Lawson songs with a 'classic' 11-piece, line up.

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