Book Orphan Boy

Orphan Boy

Coastal Tones

Released: 25th May 2015
Coastal Tones

Passion, Pain & Loyalty

Released: 2nd August 2010
Passion, Pain & Loyalty

Shop Local

Released: 7th April 2008
Shop Local

From picket lines to picket fences

Those leaden skies are paved with gold

Let fortune chime on godforsaken

Places still untold

 

 

All spirits rise like misty mornings

All contracts die, all sellers lose

All frontiers lie on streets you’re born in

Make up your own news

 

 

It came from Doncaster

It came from Cumbernauld

The bedsits and the bistro bars of Basingstoke

Right here in Runcorn

Right here in Scunthorpe

Morecambe, Mansfield, Mablethorpe

 

 

Let’s start a fire where nothing prospered

Lift up the stones and let it all crawl out

Lay down the bones of infrastructure

Write your own instruction for

 

 

The big-times redistributed

Satellites without gravity

What’s left behind was narcoleptic, anyway

Watch them flee the industry

 

 

And it came from Workington

It came from Kirkcaldy

The prefabs and the function rooms of Pontefract

Right here in Redcar

Right here in Fishguard

Worksop, Widnes, all things west of Lowestoft.

 

 

From all the places that you’ve heard about

Beyond the slip roads, country lanes,

With willing faces always staring back

From shattered bus stops in the rain

It matters not if they don’t hear about

It matters not if there is fame

It matters not if there’s no magic thread

Through places, footnotes

And thumb prints on your panes

From here to the gates of Hasty Lane

 

 

Re-draft the manuscript, re-write the nondescript,

Re-wire the network and emancipate the ill-equipped.

Forgotten overspills, under the cotton mills

And the rainbow leans over Milton Keynes’ new scenesters...