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    The full physical release of 'sweep me away', in a gorgeous card lancing pack with artwork designed by Jessica Augarde.

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lyrics

You were wrong to think the romance had flown
From the ages that shifted our dustbowl home
This hold was decades in its setting our bones
It was mundane surrender, it was coal to each coat

At once our harbours sigh
Held in time inside that traveller's eye
And if there's a hand you should hold it's mine
Long flickers the candle that climbs in a rising tide

Cobwebs and cages mark the trail to mistakes
These peculiar attractions that fit and fall away
Unique in your refusal to break
With the weather we reap when we reawake

How we fall through life
Sail home and climb that old harbourside
And if there's a hand you should hold it's mine
So quicken the pulse of this rusted remain of my heart

Like notes sent out to sea, pounding in the deep
A light from silent centuries returns from sleep
A shuddered slip of years, don't scream another word

Snuffed out as our eyes unfolded
Our anchors outlived every heart absconded
A whispered remain where our feet once fell

At once our harbours sigh
Held in time inside that traveller's eye
And if there's a hand you should hold it's mine

A shoreline restored to its ancient grace
Our lungs push, your face remains the same

credits

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

Ed Lofstedt - guitars and vocals
Anna T-A - violin

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.

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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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