a diet of junk food

from by ed lofstedt

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The smallest report of a mind going under
Is lost in the fog of a noisier age
He never requested or voted or asked
It's much nobler to shoulder to stand and to break

Driving his dials til 7am
His energy courses down neon-stained roads
Like bleach to the heartstrings, the evenings keep marching so
Wave your goodbyes to the glory malaise

Bored on a rainy British Tuesday morning
Or ripping east on Soviet trains
You had an eye on my diet of junk food
Your name on the tip of my tongue again

He read his reduction in state-sponsored papers
A radio blasting that no-one can hear
He never protested resisted or spoke
It's far simpler to lie there and slide underneath

Drowning in laughter, 11pm
The smell of his boredom hangs thick to his clothes
A loner a martyr, he paces out harder
Sends SOS flashes from under his feet

Scorned and hungover on a Memphis pavement
In greyhound tracks off Rose Kiln Lane
You stole a march on my diet of junk food
And yours is the air where my rips will repair and

A few more arrests I'll be shot
You dived in deserving far more than I've got
My bloodline is weak and it's run to a stop
So pick me up and run

You had an eye on my diet of junk food
Your name on the tip of my tongue again


from sweep me away (full release), released March 20, 2017
Recorded with The Ed Lofstedt Assembly

Ed Lofstedt - guitars, synths, percussion and vocals
Anna T-A - violin and vocals
Luke Woodward - trombone
Harry Iceman Furniss - cornet
Benjamin Whitehouse - keys and vocals
Benji Staples - drums and percussion

Song and lyrics written by Ed Lofstedt

Initial recordings and arrangements by Ben Taylor and Ed Lofstedt at Dalton Square.

Final recordings, mixing and mastering by Benjamin Whitehouse at Cellar Tapes.




ed lofstedt Bristol, UK

Plays folk. Channels post-rock. Dreams post-punk. Eats pop.

"One of the UK's best up and coming songwriters...a credit to his craft." - All Will Be Well

Ed channels electronica and post-rock through his folk songs, drawing in huge dynamic shifts, spellbinding stagecraft and bewitching lyrics.

Ed's new EP 'sweep me away' is out now!
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