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Men Of The World

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Men of the World is the first of two watery themed songs on the album. It was written originally for a collaborative project with a lovely chap named Paul 'Hoopshank' Turrell, one of the most talented musicians I ever knew. Unfortunately Paul wasn't able to take part in the project in the end, so I finished the song myself. He has since passed away, so the song has a bit of a melancholy tinge to me.

It's about travelling and coming back changed.

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Went to sea in a sieve or say they say
Where the devil fish roll in the boiling waves
Coming home is such sweet joy
Coming home a man, the boys that went to sea stayed away

Went to sea,
Sharpening a blade
There were serpents to hunt, there were monsters there
And the black waves rolling in
Come to drown and come to sink
Oily graves for us all

We’re men of the world,
But is this the world that we were men of?
Oh how it’s changed
has nothing stayed the same?
As if we could tell.
As if we could see what time had wrought
The scales on our eyes
In our minds


Islands in the dark
Islands in the blue sea
Islands in the dark
Islands in the blue sea

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from Fit The Fourth, released June 1, 2015

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Tom Slatter London

A latter-day Victorian street-theatre barker with a guitar promising tales of mystery, imagination, ‘orrible murders and bloody great waving tentacles’ is how Tom Slatter has been described. Since 2010 he has been scaring audiences with five albums and numerous EPs of storytelling songs. ... more

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