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Beast of the Black Heath EP

by Trelawney

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Recorded by Margo Broom at the Combination Of studio in Tottenham.


released January 1, 2012

Song & Lyrics by Ben Trelawney.
Music by Alex Norman - drums, Dom Lethbridge - keyboards, Nick Newman - guitar & backing vocals, Ben Trelawney - vocals & piano



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Trelawney Lewisham, UK

'Imagine Scott Walker fronting The Associates and then covering David Bowie’s Cat People, but straight outta Kernow.'

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Track Name: Beast of the Black Heath
They call me the leopard
From the bleak beyond
My breathing is laboured
And long

With rings on my fingers and bells on my toes
You shall know the leopard wherever he goes

I choose a ring of roses
I choose a filthy pose
They call me the leopard
More leper than leopard

With rings all over me
And bells all over me
Yes, I could have been
could have been a shepherd
They call me the leopard

With bells on my fingers and bells on my toes
For they shall avoid me
Where-ever I go
You shall know the Leopard
where-ever he goes
Bring on this plague!
Track Name: D-Day Dough
Driving down the duchy on the left hand side
It’s like another country,
It is another country to some of us
So he pulled over to the right, and sat in a lay by,
Lying about his life,
And lying to the wife and constituents
On a march to reclaim the country lanes
Will you be the one who gives way?

Standing on the border with a boot on both sides
Part lion, part dandy,
He could be any man’s shandy
He says: ‘If I were the Prince of Wales
I would take over
I’d start the procedure and separate’
Up up away, up top a hill,
Standing for your county
Standing in the way of somebody and their career
But these mountains are made of china clay
Will you be the one who gives way?
Track Name: Under a Black Flag
I belong to the open water
To the open water I belong
Heard of a man walked upon water
But I’m not in possession of feet that strong
To bear my weight upon the waves
That I created in better days

I set out a ruined minor
From Ruan Minor I set out
Out in a launch with a drunken sailor
I lost my nerve and turned about
Upon the decks the albatross,
around my neck, they slung a cross - bow

And in his absence I will be your captain
Bring me the great unwashed and washed up greats, for I will be your captain
Call up the bravest of the waiverers

On the shore with an eye to the water
On the water with an eye to shore
Mariner, marinate, second mate sober
I’m the wreck in the bottle beside the door

And in the meantime I will be your captain
And in these mean times...