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16 track digital recording, Lumen Studios.

lyrics

Well I’m looking up, looking down and around
We scoured the walls, we scoured the ground
Collecting threads that once had covered me
I forged, to keep me warm, a holy shroud of history
From fibres and DNA

Well this now is the web that’s so hard to define
The centre was a bed, where you and I would hide - yeah!

Now the trip is set to wire, hooked up back into the board,
the floor we left a mesh, of tautened wires and cords

No more...
And I never understood what it was to be there [or ‘meant to be here’]
I never understood what it was to be there
I never understood what it was to be there
I was just a leech…
Now when I see the time, I must turn around and I don’t mind, ohhh...

Yeah!!!!!!!!
ssssssshhh!
Who’ll give me a life for a life...?

Now I won’t say a word until I know it’s the right word
And I have to listen hard, for the silence in my heart to be heard

And if I understood what it was to be here
If I understood what it was to be here
If I understood what it was to be here
Comin’ to the ground, comin’ to the word
I’ll hear

credits

from Surface Flame, released June 15, 1997
JAKE FERN: vocals & FX guitar
STEVE BARBER: bass guitar
DONK BRAYSHAW: acoustic & electric guitars
DAVID DAVIS: Fender Rhodes, Polysix, Transcendent 2000, digital delay
DAVE HUNT: floor tom, snare, hi-hat, cymbals

Recorded & mixed at Lumen Studios, Brighton by Mark Williams & St.John, April 1997

Written by Fern/Barber/Davis © Copyright Control MCPS
℗ 2010 Bad Nurse Recordings/Pyrococcal Records

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