Westray – Harmer

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Performances

Westray by Weeping Tile, Eepee, WEA CD 11279, 1995.
Westray by Weeping Tile, Cold Snap, Warner, WEA CD 12383, 1996.

Lyrics

A natural disaster comes out wasn’t natural after all
In a small town on the East Coast
they’ve gathered in a fire hall.
And who forgot to let the canary out?
Will you be there when they’re pulling bodies out?

There are strange things done
under the gun
by the men who moil for coal.
Eastern gales of howled out tales
that would make your blood run cold.
Lighthouse eyes wathces us spies
and they put a word out on me.
That night you and I got lost on the drive
up the coast of the Northumberland Straight.

You’ll know in a little while if this was meant to be
Are they afraid of you?
Are you afraid of me?

There wasn’t a breath in the land of death
and I hurried, horror driven.
Was it something I said, somewhere in her head
I just asked for the answers given.
20 minutes up the road just off the great highway.
I won’t be around here for long,
I did not come to stay.

You’ll know in a little while if this was meant to be
Are they afraid of you?
Are you afraid of me?

And one year later it has yet to come clear
No one’s doing anything, cause they’re scared
of the way they might appear.
They’re ignoring all the signals they could not afford to hear,
Private investors in public fear.

My hopes exceed my expectations…


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