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lyrics

I'm propped against the wall outside the petrol forecourt
Trying to spark that flint in the dark
Catching odd veiled remarks
Laughing about the lives that I've blown apart

My shoes are smoking ruins in the fireplace
They were soaked when I fell to the floor
Yelling you're a gilded whore and other judgements I'll deplore
When I'm revived and sore on morning march

I only seem to walk along diagonal lines
Since I suggested we give it a rest
Cider and cigarettes
Afford me some empowerment and self respect

The girl behind the bar is wafting your perfume so
I think I will compose you a late night note
Cuz if I tell you that I miss you enough times to launch a rescue
There'll be romance, there'll be proof that dreams can come true

These mornings hit much harder than
the night time now you're gone
Our friends will close ranks and haze us out
With their drunken mess hall songs, da da-da da da

If bedroom walls could talk they'd only couch in screams
At the decisions and the creatures we court
Spring in each stride to the door
And by the time we're home we've fallen back to nought

Thinking I don't know what's going wrong but my alarms are pounding
So I'll frown and stick the TV on and sink another beer

These mornings hit much harder than
The night time now you're gone
Our friends will close ranks and haze us out
Pay off the judge who would send us down yeah

These mornings hit much harder than
The night time now you're gone
So I'll pull my neck from the lion's mouth
And get clean again, da da-da da da

You promised to take me however I'd come
You promised to build me a name
We never injected the world with ourselves
We never put needle to vein

Now something has woken my base rate soul
Something upended and wrong
Swapping pictures for pitchers and poems for drugs
And your sweetness for this bitter beyond

Singing bye, bye, I hope you catch fire and die
In a gutter right where you belong
Yeah the history books where you belong, da da-da da da

I'm back against the wall outside the petrol forecourt
Trying to spark that flint in the dark
At least I made a start

credits

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

Ed Lofstedt - guitars, bass and vocals
Anna T-A - violin
Harry Iceman Furniss - cornet
Benjamin Whitehouse - keys
Benji Staples - drums

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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