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Torched them the bridges that can’t take the load.
Snap its neck, head on my knees,
Reverb, a well of my surrounding.

It always seems like it’s someone you know.

Snaps a wooden leg,
Rotates its loveless head to face mine

It always seems like it’s someone you know

I tried to hide, I tried to hide as always,
I tried too hard, I tried too hard as always.

Dank trees grow within my yard,
Never tend them, just get in my way.
As always I tried to hard,
Torched the bridge, let you just slip away.

You just slip away

Out of my arms,
Messed up my charge,
Ten thousand leagues down.

Drowning away,
Aches me, I’m sail free,
HMS Washout.

With cutlass and with scurvy,
The crew sent me seaworthy.
And all that I could say was,
“Saw their arms away”.

Saw their arms away.

Torch them the bridges that can’t take the load.
Snap its neck, head on my knees.

Shipwrecked in your arms,
I would plunge you ten thousand leagues down.

Send me seaworthy.
“Saw their arms away”.
Could you capsize in me, my love?
“Saw their arms away” .

Drown them, the sailors that won’t brave the storm.

Washout. Ghost ship. My spectre.

Torch them the bridges that can’t take the load.
Snap its neck, head on my knees.

Saw their arms away,
And never finding out.

My ghost ship, my spectre,
I could not reject her.
Washout.
Ten thousand leagues down.

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from Home Of The Newly Departed, released May 21, 2015
Kavus Torabi: Singing, guitars, cuatro, santoor, synthesisers, percussion, noises
Melanie Woods: Singing
Khyam Allami: Drums
Emmett Elvin: Rhodes, church organ, synthesisers
Chloe Herington: Bassoon, tenor and alto saxophone.
Craig Fortnam: Bass

Ben Jacobs: Trumpet
Sarah Anderson: Violin and viola
David J Smith and Craig Fortnam: Choir of drowned sailors

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Kavus Torabi: Guitar and Singing
Melanie Woods: Singing
Chloe Herington: Bassoon, Saxophone and Singing
Emmett Elvin: Keyboards
Charlie Cawood: Bass
Ben Woollacott: Drums
Olly Sellwood: Baritone Saxophone
Josh Perl: Saxophone and Singing
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