The Deserter – Oysterband #SLS

IMG_1345Sunday night song sharing again. Tonight’s offering comes to you from a Premier Inn on a business park in Stoke as I get ready to run a training session for a local charity’s fundraising team tomorrow. I’ve got a sore throat, can’t remember half of what’s in my presentation and the air vent in my room is gurgling like the death throes of a drowning sea monster. Wish me luck!

So Helen’s theme this week – which none of us saw coming – is hide/ hiding. Now I know this is only a very fleeting mention in these lyrics, but this is a good live performance of The Deserter from the Oysterband. Enjoy:

I’m not sure the YouTube link is going to embed properly with the basic free hotel wifi – in case it doesn’t, try following this link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-m2awojuXic

Failing that, you can just read the lyrics: have a good week everyone!

call me a deserter, it's true I walked away
travelling by starlight, hiding out by day
dogs and demarcations kept me on the run
I got a little blinded staring at the sun

walking round in circles, holding up the sky
falling among thieves, laughing till I cry
voices red with anger burning in my ears
this is bedlam calling, roaring down the years

no safe house in Birmingham, I found no peace in Skye
the green fields of Derry just another lie
wrap the barbed wire round me, say I don't belong
kick me till I couldn't move then tell me to move on

but when these walls fall down
and when this world turns round
between your heartbeats
your hammer heartbreaks
you'll hear what the deserter says
and when these walls fall down
and when this world turns round
everybody is in the middle
nobody is on the edge

spider spins his heart out, fox goes home alone
wisdom lies in wait for me, a snake beneath a stone
shelter is in silence or any stony place
I will not share your pity, your laws or your disgrace

but when these walls fall down
and when this world turns round
between your heartbeats
your hammer heartbreaks
you'll hear what the deserter says
and when these walls fall down
and when this world turns round
everybody is in the middle
nobody is on the edge

copyright John Jones, Alan Prosser, Ian Telfer. Borrowed from the Oysterband.co.uk/lyrics/songs/The_Deserter

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