Under The Sea

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...with Sam Kimmins on the harmonica and sounding sweeter than ever! - The most fun I've ever had in four minutes on record. A skiffle-booze swagger through an old-timer's clumsy drinking jaunts down his local. Featuring Andy Adams on drums, Benn Cordrey on bass, and Dan Clark from The Blind Hearts cutting some top class lead guitar.

lyrics

There’s Damocles in the tavern
He sings an endless melody
He punches far below his heavy weight

He’s the very first last man you turn to
When the very last order’s called
He’s fishing in pockets for everybody’s change

He says his one and only true love
She lives on the other side of the bar
As he drinks away his masquerade

He sends her a message in a bottle
But he can’t steal her heart away
And all his sorry scars they’ll never fade

Cut off your nose to spite your face
But you can’t wash blood with blood
So hold me down under the sea

A beauty no-one shall replace
‘Cause you can’t wash blood with blood
So hold me down under the sea

Harbour sharks they are a-circling
And the ragged sails are high
As he plots a course right through her broken heart

But his anchor’s far too heavy
As he sits there staring at the floor
His quest it died ‘ere it could even start

Cut off your nose to spite your face
But you can’t wash blood with blood
So hold me down under the sea

A beauty no-one shall replace
‘Cause you can’t wash blood with blood
So hold me down under the sea

‘If every body is a temple
Keep the spirits safe outside’
Over his dizzy head these words would hang

There was no message in the bottle
It was in the bottom of his glass
‘I’ll drink to that’ the old man sang

Cut off your nose to spite your face
But you can’t wash blood with blood
So hold me down under the sea

A beauty no-one shall replace
‘Cause you can’t wash blood with blood
So hold me down under the sea

Just hold me down under the sea

credits

from Gallows Tree Tales, released August 8, 2012
Music and lyrics: Slim

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Slim London, UK

Slim's new LP is a barn-storming folk-rock romp through tales of love, loss, booze and madness. With big productions, there's everything from americana, celtic folk, country balladeering, and even a gospel choir thrown in for good measure there'll be a full tour to come and of course, a fair few 'Gallows Tree Tales' to tell. Visit www.slim-music.com to keep in touch and join the Facebook page!:o) ... more

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