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If You Can Hold It You Can Throw It

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'If You Can Hold It You Can Throw It' was recorded between April and August 2010 by Stephen Burch, with contributions from Fee Reega and Birdengine.

With a limited palette of acoustic guitars, distorted electric guitar, melodica, chains, foot stamps and vocals, this is the 10th release on Woodland Recordings by The Great Park - and the third in a series written and recorded in Berlin.

* FULL LYRICS TO ALL THE SONGS, CREDITS AND ARTWORK INCLUDED IN THE DOWNLOAD *

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released August 9, 2010

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Stephen Burch. Problem folk, songs with words.

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Track Name: Song For A Coalman
TWO IN THE TOWN HEADS LOW AND DOWN I THOUGHT THAT THESE DAYS HAD LEFT ME NOW BUT ALL OF THE RUBBLE AND ALL OF THE STONES REMAIN AND NOW I MISS YOU SO MUCH THAT I NEVER WANT TO MISS YOU AGAIN WELL WE WAITED ALL NIGHT FOR THE DAY AND WHATEVER REMAINED WE PRINTED IT OUT AND CHUCKED IT AWAY TOOK STICKS FROM THE TREES AND DREW WAVES FROM THE BEACH IN THE SOIL WE PUT CROWS INTO HOLES AND WE COUGHED FROM OUR THROATS TO MAKE OIL AND YOU LEFT FOR A YEAR AND THEN YOU RODE OUT HERE AND MY FATHER SAID SON KEEP CLEAR BUT I AM CARELESS AND SLOW AND THE LESS THAT I KNOW NOW THE BETTER SO LET GO OF MY ARM THERE’S BEEN NOTHING BUT HARM SINCE YOU MET HER I AM LONELY WITHOUT YOUR COMFORT ABOUT THE SHAPE OF YOUR FACE IN THE STREETS OF THIS TOWN BUT THERE IS NOTHING WE’VE LOST THAT I CANNOT STILL THROW AWAY I AM HAPPY WITHOUT BUT PRECIOUS AND PROUD OF OUR DAYS LIKE WHEN WE SLEPT IN FIELDS AND IN THE NIGHT I DREAMT OF A FOX IN THE FIRELIGHT JUST SITTING THERE AND IN THE MORNING THE FOOD HAD GONE SO IT WAS YOU OR HIM AND I KNOW NOT WHICH AND I KNOW NOT HOW OR WHEN SO WE KICK DOWN THE HONEST STREET UNDER FEET BUT TONIGHT YOU SIMPLY LIED TO ME AND TRULY MY MAN TRULY MY FRIEND THE END BE WELL AND AWAY I NEVER WANT TO MISS YOU AGAIN BE WELL AND AWAY I NEVER WANT TO MISS YOU AGAIN BE WELL AND AWAY I NEVER WANT TO MISS YOU AGAIN BE WELL AND AWAY I NEVER WANT TO MISS YOU AGAIN

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