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When The Animals Follow The Gunshots

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The last of 3 EPs released in 2013, following 'January EP' and 'We Love To Get Lost And We Love To Get Found'. These are five songs recorded mostly in Autumn 2013 in Nürnberg and released on limited CDr and unlimited download.

The physical release includes a guitar chord sheet, lyrics for the songs and a hand stamped CDr in a numbered card sleeve.

The download also includes a pdf of the lyric sheet plus the teaser video for the EP.

'January EP' here: thegreatpark.bandcamp.com/album/january-ep

'We Love To Get Lost And We Love To Get Found' EP here: thegreatpark.bandcamp.com/album/we-love-to-get-lost-and-we-love-to-get-found



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released December 22, 2013

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Stephen Burch. Problem folk, songs with words.

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Track Name: Polly The Widow
POLLY THE WIDOW

ONE DAY WE WERE MAKING PLANS AND IN THE MORNING HE WAS GONE SAID GO BURY MY BEST TOOLS BENEATH THE LAWN CAUSE I'VE GIVEN MY WEAK ARMS AND I'VE GIVEN MY LEGS AND AFTER IT ALL THE FIELDS ARE STILL FLOODED BUT THE FENCES ARE LEFT SO I MAKE WITH THE SOWING AND I MAKE WITH THE HAY I MAKE WITH THE HOEING SUNNY BANK IN THE MUD THROUGH THE RAIN AND TROUBLE GONNA COME WHEN I WANNA RUN THIS PLACE ON MY OWN YEAH WE ALL GOT TROUBLE EVERYONE GOT A LITTLE TROUBLE I'M NOT ALONE I COULDN'T BE HONEST ANYMORE AND I COULDN'T BE TRUE AND WHEN I TAKE A HARD LOOK AT OUR HISTORY HERE NEITHER COULD YOU DON'T KNOW WHAT'S GONNA GROW DON'T KNOW WHAT I'LL MAKE BUT YOU PUT A BAD SEED INTO THE GOOD EARTH IT'S GONNA TAKE TAKE TAKE GO TELL IT ON THE MOUNTAIN GO TELL IT IN THE TOWN POLLY THE WIDOW BEEN OUT HERE COOKING AND PUTTING STUFF IN THE GROUND THERE'S RED SMOKE FROM HER CHIMNEY AND THERE'S BLACK DIRT ROUND HER DOOR AND I'VE TEN TO YOUR FIVE NO WORD OF A LIE WE WON'T SEE HER NO MORE
Track Name: A Fair Mile
A FAIR MILE

FEE AND I LEFT THE REST IN THEIR BEDS AND WE WENT NOW I COULDN'T BE FURTHER AWAY FURTHER AWAY FROM THE TOWN AND MY INTENTIONS ARE GOOD BUT THEY'RE NOTHING WITHOUT SOME STRENGTH I CAN BUILD A FAIR FIRE BUT THE RAIN ALWAYS SNUFFS THAT THING OUT BUT THERE IS NO WAY TO CRY BUT THE WAY THAT WE CRY AND THERE'S NO WAY TO LAUGH THAN THE WAY THAT WE LAUGH THERE'S NO WAY TO WALK BUT THE WAY THAT WE WALK BUT THERE'S NO WAY TO LEAVE CAUSE THERE'S NOWHERE TO GO THERE'S NOWHERE TO GO ANYMORE GOD THEY LOCKED ALL YOUR CHURCHES THEY NAILED ALL THESE OLD DOORS SHUT COULD YOU SPEAK TO THEM PLEASE WE ALL NEED SHELTER SOMETIMES MEANWHILE I WRITE TO MY WIFE LYING ABOUT THE THINGS THAT I'VE DONE BUT YOU KNOW I'D CONFESS IT TO YOU IF I COULD ONLY GET INSIDE I THOUGHT I WAS LOST BUT I WAS NEVER MORE FOUND I THOUGHT I WAS HIGH BUT THE FALL BROUGHT ME DOWN I THOUGHT I WAS NUMB BUT SENSATION REMAINS I THOUGHT WE WERE DONE BUT THE PAIN'S STILL THE SAME NO THE PAIN HASN'T CHANGED AT ALL
Track Name: Dear Leise
DEAR LEISE

HOW THE GREAT CLOUDS ARE GROWING AND THE GREY SKIES ARE SNOWING AND THE PIECES ARE THICK SOFT KNUCKLE BONES ON A RIDGE NEAR THE WEST GATE WITH A BAG FULL OF WET SLATE AND A HOLE IN MY BELLY DEAR LEISA A HOLE I LEFT A PONY WITH MICHAEL AND A SCORE WITH THE FOREMAN LOST A TON FROM WHAT THE DOCK HANDS DROPPED SOLD OR STOLE I HAVE MY EYE ON THE PRIZE I KEEP YOUR HIPS IN MY MIND NOT THIS HOLE IN MY BELLY DEAR LEISA THIS HOLE AND AS THE SEVENTH WAVE LANDS THERE GO OUR PLANS THERE GO OUR SAND CASTLES DOWN THERE ARE TOO MANY IN THE BED AND THE RUNT IS HALF DEAD AND WE ALL ROLL OVER AND INTO THE GROUND WHEN WE LAND PLEASE LET'S STAY AWHILE TAKE MY HAND AND SIT QUIET THERE'S NO FIXING THE THING BUT AT LEAST IT RUNS SLOW I HAVE TRIED PLUGGING IT WITH BEESWAX WET CLAY AND TREE SAP BUT THIS HOLE IN MY BELLY DEAR LEISA THIS HOLE I CANNOT GET PEACE AND YOU KNOW I ONLY SLEEP WITH THE DOOR CLOSED I CANNOT SETTLE MY STOMACH OR SOFTEN MY DRY THROAT BUT I IMAGINE A BETTER TIME HEALTHY AND KIND WITH NO HOLE IN MY BELLY DEAR LEISA NO HOLE
Track Name: The Line She Winds Around The Black Forest Pines
THE LINE SHE WINDS AROUND THE BLACK FOEST PINES

IT IS NOT IN WHAT'S MISSING AND IT IS NOT IN WHAT'S LOST IT IS MORE IN WHAT'S LEFT AND WHAT I'VE NOW GOT I WAS OUT FROM THE FIRELIGHT AND PAST THE DRY DOCK FAR AWAY FROM THE TOWN WHERE IT ALL WENT DOWN TO ROT I WAS PROMISED A JOB I WAS PROMISED A ROOM I DIDN'T SEE ANYTHING THEY GAVE BOTH TO YOU NOW I KNOW THE WAY BUT I DON'T SEE THE SIGNS TO THE LINE SHE WINDS ROUND THE BLACK FOREST PINES IT GOES I CAN HUNT HIGH AND LOW THROUGH RAIN SLEET AND SNOW I CAN MEASURE NAUTICAL MILES FROM THE LIGHTS IN THE SKY I CAN FATHOM AND TOW BUT I DO NOT KNOW THE LINE SHE WINDS AROUND THE BLACK FOREST PINES IT GOES ALL THE THINGS I DESIRE THROUGH ELECTRICAL WIRE AND THE PIECES OF CLOTH THE SWALLOW THE COUGH THE SONG THRUSH THE HEAVE THE DREAM HER BEAK THE TRAMPING THROUGH COAL DUST AND BELLOWING FROM A COLD LUNG THE 1 2 3 2 2 3 HARDLY ENOUGH HOW TO GET THERE FROM HERE WHEN THE WHERE ISN'T CLEAR YOU ARE HERE IN MY THROAT BUT IT’s ONLY TO CHOKE WE HAVE LOST YOU SEE YEAH YOU SEE YOU SEE IT GOES THE LINE SHE WINDS AROUND THE BLACK FOREST PINES
Track Name: When The Animals Follow The Gunshots
WHEN THE ANIMALS FOLLOW THE GUNSHOTS

WHEN THE ANIMALS FOLLOW THE GUNSHOTS WHEN THE DEER ALL RUN TO THE SOUND WHEN THE BIRDS FLOCK CLOSE TO THE FIRE THEN IT'S TIME TO RUN TO THE TOWN AND WHEN THE LEAVES PICK THEMSELVES UP FROM THE COLD GROUND AND WHEN THE SPRINGWATER DOESN'T COME CLEAR WHEN WE'RE DONE BEING SENTIMENTAL THEN IT'S HIGH TIME TO GET OUT OF HERE BUT COULD WE SIT TOGETHER ON THE WHITE TRAIN AND COULD YOU SHARE WITH ME THE REASONS YOU LEFT HE IS A FRIEND AND MUCH MORE FOR YOU I KNOW AND I DON'T GET THE WAY THAT IT WENT AND IN THE STATION POINT ME TO THE BEST BAR AND TELL WHERE YOU CAN BE FOUND PICK UP YOUR KINDLING AND TAKE A TRAM HOME AND KISS HIM AND WRAP ARMS AROUND

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