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January EP

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Five songs written and recorded in five wintery days.

"If 'January EP' was to say one thing, it's that The Great Park should never be taken lightly. This is so very much more than a collection of music to colour a moment, to sit politely in the background as you continue with your daily chores. These songs have a real weight behind them, they have reach, depth, clout. Music that commands your attention, and repays you tenfold."
(Simple Folk Radio)

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released February 1, 2013

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Stephen Burch. Problem folk, songs with words.

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Track Name: So They Say
SO THEY SAY

SO THEY SAY SO THEY SAY I MAKE MY BED WHERE OTHERS LAY WELL THEY LIED WELL THEY LIED I MAKE MY BED WHERE OTHERS DIED I COULDNT BE I COULDNT BE I COULDN'T BE WHERE PEOPLE WERE SO I LEFT SO I WENT I TOOK A BOAT TO FLOAT TO HER SHE NEVER ASKED SHE NEVER ASKED SHE DIDNT MAKE DEMANDS ON ME SHE OPENED UP SHE OPENED UP SHE OPENED UP BOTH ARMS FOR ME WITH CALICO AND INDIGO AND QUILTED SHEETS ON EVERY BED FROM EVERY ROOM ANOTHER VIEW ACROSS THE BLUE AND DEWEY HEATHER THE KISSES CAME AND LEFT LIKE BREATHS THE NIGHTS TOO SHORT THE DAYS TOO BRIGHT TOO MUCH FOR ANY SIMPLE HEART TOO MUCH FOR HERS TOO MUCH FOR MINE SO HOLY WORDS RAINED DOWN ON US BUT THEY RAN RIGHT OFF OUR BACKS LIKE BLOOD AND IN THE END WHAT IS LEFT JUST THE CHANCE TO CUT AND RUN SO IT GOES SO IT GOES IVE NEVER KNOWN JUST ONE GOOD YEAR I ONLY KNOW I ONLY KNOW EVERY ROAD THAT BROUGHT ME HERE AND WE ARE CRUEL WE ARE COLD WE ARE WITHOUT AND WE ARE SMALL WE PACK THE KINDNESS IN A BOX AND BURY IT OR JUST BURN IT ALL OH COME ON GIVE A LITTLE OH COME ON GIVE A LOT I CANNOT BE COMPLETE AND CARELESS I CANNOT BE WHAT I HAVE NOT BUT IF THERES A WAY TO WALK THE OCEAN IF THERES A WAY TO CLIMB THE SEA IF THERES A TUNNEL TO THE CLOUDS THAT CHUCK THAT HAIL DOWN ON ME IF THERES A WAY TO BURN WATER IF THERES A WAY TO DROWN A STONE THERE IS NO WAY THERE NEVER WAS IT NEVER LIVED LEAVE WELL ALONE SO THEY SAY SO THEY SAY I MAKE MY BED WHERE OTHERS LAY WELL THEY LIED WELL THEY LIED I MAKE MY BED WHERE OTHERS DIED
Track Name: The Severn And The Forth
THE SEVERN AND THE FORTH

SO I COULD TAKE ALL THE TILES FROM THE ROOF OF YOUR HOUSE AND I COULD TEAR ALL THE WALLPAPER DOWN I COULD SWALLOW THE PAINT DRINK IT STRAIGHT FROM THE TINS AND COUGH IT UP ALL OVER YOUR TOWN AND I COULD STEAL YOUR SHEETS FROM YOUR BED AND STITCH THEM INTO A SAIL AND USE THE DOORS TO MAKE ME A BOAT ITS NOT THE BEST OF IDEAS BUT BARE WITH ME HERE AND WE'LL SEE WHERE THIS THINKING GOES FOR IF EVER THERE IS A WAY I WILL FIND SOME WAY YES SEE ME MAKE A FINE MESS FROM THE PLAN IM NOT SO FUN TO BE AROUND WHEN I HAVE EYES ON THE WORK I AM A PROBLEMATIC TROUBLESOME MAN I MAY BE FORCED TO DRINK DOWN TURPENTINE I MAY BE LED TO BE FED HOT COALS I MAY BE SHOVED FROM THE SEVERN OF FALL FROM THE FORTH BUT I WILL NEVER PULL YOU BELOW
Track Name: Barely A Page
BARELY A PAGE

ALL THESE LIES THAT I FIND THEY DONT MEAN MUCH WITHOUT SOME TRUTH YOU SEE I LEFT WITHOUT WORD JUST A MOUTH FULL OF DIRT FROM THE GOOD GROUND THERE IS NOTHING IN A MAN NOTHING IN A PLAN BUT THE PROMISE THE PROMISE OF A SHOT BOYS ONLY A SHOT IN THE DARK THEY ALL SAID IT WAS ME IT WAS NOT IT WAS HE I CANT PROVE IT WE HAVE BEEN THROUGH ENOUGH AND YOU KNOW IM NOT BUILT FOR THAT STUFF ASK THE KIDS TO COME DOWN AND WELL TELL IT ALL NOW IT REALLY IS HOW THEIR MOTHER DECIDES SHE NEEDS OTHER THINGS IN HER LIFE RIGHT NOW WHEN THE BLOOD RUNS QUICK WEVE ONLY ONE CHANCE TO GET IT WRONG AND I HATE LONG GOODBYES WOULD RATHER SNEAK OFF IN THE NIGHT EVERY TIME AND WHEN I WRITE IT ALL DOWN ITS BARELY A PAGE OF SCRIBBLES BARELY A PAGE HARDLY WORTH IT AT ALL
Track Name: Dress Up
DRESS UP

YOU WERE RIGHT NO SURPRISE WE DIDNT NEED TO DRESS UP BY THE BOOK WE WERE TRUE I DIDNT THINK WE COULD YOU MADE GOOD I MADE SONGS WE PASSED TIME IN THIS WAY BUT SILLY BOYS AND THEIR TOYS HAVE TO FUCK THINGS UP WHEN I WAKE ALL I SAY IS THAT YOU SHOULDNT HAVE LET ME YOU KNOW THE MAN THAT I AM YOU KNOW HOW THINGS GO AND NOW IM WALKING ALL THE WAY BACK TO TROUBLE WILL TAKE A MONTH ITS FAR ENOUGH FOR ME TO GET BACK HOME ITS NOT A LIE ALL THE TIME THAT WE SPENT TOGETHER ITS NOT GONE ITS NOT LOST ITS JUST CHANGED ITS SHAPE WE DONT STOP WE MOVE ON IM WALKING BACK TO TROUBLE BUT ITS TOUGH AND ITS HARD AND SUCH A DEAR SAD SHAME
Track Name: When I Was Away
WHEN I WAS AWAY

WHEN I WAS AWAY THEY CLOSED DOWN THE POST THE TELEGRAM THE WIRE WHEN I WAS AWAY ALL THE MONEY CHANGED COLOUR IVE NO IDEA WHAT ITS WORTH WHEN I WAS AWAY MY FRIENDS DELIVERED LETTERS AND ASKED WHERE I WAS WHEN I WAS AWAY WHEN I WAS WITH YOU WHEN I WAS AWAY I DRANK IRISH WHISKEY I STOLE FROM YOUR FATHER WHEN I WAS AWAY I WANDERED AROUND NOT LOOKING FOR WORK WHEN I WAS AWAY THE TRAINS ONLY STOPPED WHEN THEY RAN OUT OF DIESEL WHEN I WAS AWAY WHEN I WAS WITH YOU WHEN I WAS AWAY MY FRIENDS GOT OVER ME AND MARRIED EACH OTHER WHEN I WAS AWAY THEY SAY THEY STILL MISS ME I ONLY THINK OF THEM NOW WHEN I WAS AWAY I SHAVED MY FACE SO NO ONE WOULD NOTICE WHEN I WAS AWAY WHEN I WAS WITH YOU WHEN I WAS AWAY MY MOTHER SOLD THE FARM AND LEFT THE GREEN COUNTRY WHEN I WAS AWAY MY BROTHER HAD A SON AND HE'S WALKING BY NOW WHEN I WAS AWAY THE CHURCH WHERE HE WAS CHRISTENED COLLAPSED IN THE WINTER WHEN I WAS AWAY WHEN I WAS WITH YOU WHEN I WAS AWAY THEY TOLD US TO STAY INSIDE BUT I DIDNT HEAR THEM WHEN I WAS AWAY WE WERE WARNED OF THE WATER BUT I DIDNT KNOW WHEN I WAS AWAY MY WIFE GOT SICK AND SHE'S GROWING WEAKER WHEN I WAS AWAY WHEN I WAS WITH YOU

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