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This Is A Calling

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THIS IS A CALLING WE LEFT THE LAW AND MISFORTUNE BEHIND AND WE WERE LONG GONE BEFORE THEY PUT IT RIGHT AND WE WERE ALWAYS WHAT YOU COULD CALL CLOSE AND NOW I HANG ON TO YOU LIKE FLESH ON A BONE AND YOU ARE MORE THAN WELCOME AROUND HERE I’VE WATCHED THE BACK DOOR FOR MORE THAN THREE YEARS WITH A RIFLE AND A SUITCASE OF BOOKS YOU NEVER WILL BUT YOU SHOULD KNOW THAT YOU COULD WHEN EVERY CLUMSY AND UNWELCOME KNOCK WELL THAT’S ME FUMBLING AT THE LOCK I HAVE A DREAM OF THE NIGHT THAT WE MET WHEN I WAS SO SICK BUT YOU LET ME IN YET YOU PULLED ME IN YES AND NOW THIS IS A CALLING A CALL TO YOUR ARMS THEY FILL UP TANKERS WITH BUCKETS OF MEN SET EM LOOSE ON THE BLUE OCEAN AND NONE OF EM KNOW THE SHAPE OF THE PLAN THE METHOD IN THE MADNESS THE LIES OF THE LAND THEY GOT ENOUGH DIRT TO COVER THEIR TRACKS BUT TOO MUCH TO EVER GO BACK THIS IS THE SALE OF THE CENTURY THE WORST DEAL THAT WE’LL EVER NEED IT’S ROTTEN BUT WE SETTLE FOR IT STILL THIS IS A CALLING A CALL TO YOUR ARMS HOW BAD DO THINGS HAVE TO GET FOR A MAN TO CHANGE WHAT HE IS I’M ON THE SQUARE AND THE MARKET IS GONE WE MADE A GHOST TOWN PALE AND WAN AND SOME NIGHTS WHEN IT’S ESPECIALLY BLACK I IMAGINE THAT I COULD WRITE YOU RIGHT BACK IF I WERE A POET OF PRAYER OR OF SONG THAT YOU WOULD LISTEN HEAR IT AND SING ALONG THIS IS A CALLING A CALL TO YOUR ARMS
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Waking Up 03:56

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released May 7, 2021

Written and recorded by Stephen Burch.

'This Is A Calling' mastered by Spatial Mastering London.

'Waking Up' recorded at Giardino.

Email Stephen at thegreatpark@icloud.com

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Stephen Burch. Problem folk, songs with words.

"Ein Singer-Songwriter ist immer auch Poet. Und Burch ist ein ganz besonderer." (Süddeutsche Zeitung)

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