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this tack is part of a 3 song medley

part of the Dowry EP, written on Dowry Place, on Hotwells Road in Bristol, first performed in the scout hut, Bristol, recorded by Phil Dodd on Hermitage Street, Cheltenham.


The hill that I’m walking below
is unkempt and overgrown.
Yes I’ve been staying here alone.
Summer’s the worst season.

Rain on the beach is the best
on the peer where we smoked cigarettes.
You crawled right back from the edge
but I lost my footing and fell
like a boy from a branch to the grass.
It was as simple as that.

The smell of the summer is good
but the heat from the sun rots our food.
Time to prepare for the world.
Pull up the dock from the field.
I’ve seen my face on a man.
A drunkard who swears on the bus.
He was destroyed by the young.
Now they all hold their noses at him.


from Dowry, released May 11, 2011
words: Henry Ireland


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