"In my Pocket" as written by and Henry James Angus....
I've got a key
and a piece of paper in my pocket deep
in my pocket piece of paper and a key
as I wander through the streets

war is there a war
or is there isn't a war anymore
somebody told me that nothing is for sure
can you hear the ocean roar

on each street is a tree
in the distance the desert sleeps
sometimes a sigh is a song
and a breath is a melody
mountains rise and mountains fall
so just what does forever mean
I give a smile I give a song
for one moment's eternity

na na na na na na na na na na na etc.

Oh but its some mob
some mob that brought me here I know it is my job
To seek my fortune nana thank you for this mob
remember you now you are gone
If I went away
tropical island somewhere sunny every day
but everyone I ever cared about remained
would I tan or would I fade?

So every morning he wake
spend his day at the daybreak
and every spoonful he take
be of something his own make
oceans rise and oceans fall
so just what does tomorrow mean
i give a smile i give a song
for one moments eternity

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    General Comment"but everyone I ever cared about remained"
    haha the best excuse ever. well it is one of the real reasons, but it's still an excuse.
    stainon June 06, 2007   Link
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    General Comment"on each street is a tree
    in the distance the desert sleeps "

    reminds me of Cittagazzee and the hornbeam trees in the Subtle Knife by Philip Pullman.
    greenzobon June 30, 2007   Link
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    General CommentOoh, what does it mean? who knows, but what a tune! Such a funky, shuffling rhythm, great bassline, and organ line from Olly.

    I love these kind of lyrics from Harry, where on face value, they might not seem to mean much, but I always find the lines coming back to me, like "On each street is a tree/In the distance the desert sleeps" - coupled with the slightly mysterious music it gives a great feeling, though of what I cannot say.

    Also love the lines "would I tan or would I fade?" and "sometimes a sigh is a song, and a breath is a melody" - ooooooooh! Excellent writing Harry, and one of my favourites, though again I can't really explain why. Which is a probably a good thing! And a sign of great music. Else I'm just mental.
    FishesWillLaughon June 15, 2008   Link
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    General Commenti think it's about not knowing, and being okay with that
    uber-bubbleon September 11, 2008   Link

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