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Well this is David’s dance
and we dance it all night long
when the stars are all in line
and the desert’s wind is blowing strong
well they said you’re mad, my man
so put your clothes back on
you said the sun can’t shame me now
and I’m not even close to done
and to that midnight sun
on the dark side of the earth
but don’t shine your light too bright
but come back round to us
and should I fear and tremble
at the sight of your dawn
don’t judge me by the light
of the bright, returning sun

and to that cosmic hand,
you know that nudges us along
roll your dice just one more time,
and tell us what’s going on
cos if I could swap my blackened bones,
yeah for the yellow dawn
I walk back to that narrow track
and see it’s barely been trodden on
I read the paw of a stuffed bear
all dead now in the eyes
the marble glint gives the faintest hint
that there was ever some kind of life
oh so dance now David, to the beat of the heart
the beat that was formed in you
with knowing hands on a canvas,
deep inside your mother’s womb

so come now child to the meek and mild
and you can open your arms out wide
the hangman he says, “close your eyes”,
but you don’t believe in none of his lies
cos we can hold our breath through the long night,
and run straight up the stairs
we look back on that wicked track
well who knows who we’ll see there
the angels come to terrorise my mind
with the medicine stacked so tall
apothecary or the symmetry
of the sacred shapes they own
oh so dance now David in your desert skin
so close now to the night
the fire’s lit and the meat is spit
and you’ve never looked so right

so come now child to the morning light
cos yes I want to know your name
you put your feet like this and you feel the bliss
and then we go round again

so take your cloth, all distressed and worn,
and you throw it to the flame
and while the rest sleep sound by the ember mound
I wanna show you the rules of the game

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from How Low The Daylight Come, released June 20, 2016

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oh man, the mountain Manchester, UK

Oh man, the mountain are a large southern gothic / alt. folk band from Manchester. At their fullest, a group of 8 who try to tread the lines between harmony, discord, melancholy and joy - to create a big, if slightly broken sound.

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