"Beyond the Sunrise" as written by and Martin/murdoch/colburn/cooke/geddes/jackson/campbe....
Joseph was travelling with a heavy load
His dreams were broken and deep sorrow flowed from his brow

Closer to sundown he prepared to rest
Set down the burden,
Lay upon his chest
Then she came

Sir, come to me and I will keep you warm
Taste hope in my skin and faith with the dawn
You will rise

Beyond the sunrise that is where we live
Feeding our counsel and true comfort give
Travelling men

Joseph was sure the liquor had caused this dream
His eyes were sure that heaven was not her scene
She was no saint
Sir, come to me and I will keep you warm
Taste hope in my skin and faith with the dawn you will rise


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"Beyond the Sunrise" as written by Isobel Campbell Christopher Geddes

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    General Commentlol i'm sorry but the deep voice just doesn't work for me.
    cosmicjiveon August 07, 2006   Link
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    General Commentthis song was cool when i used to think it was johnny cash. as it is i believe all songwriting duties should be handed over to stuart, forever
    RogueCheddaron September 15, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI think this song gets unfairly pegged as wretched. sure, it's not great, and doesn't fit at all with the rest of the Belle and Sebastian catalogue, but it's actually interesting if not terrific. Isobel has said that this should have gone on the Gentle Waves record that she was making at the same time, and the whole thing sounds like an early version of her Ballad of the Broken Seas.
    TearsforAffairson November 05, 2006   Link
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    General Commentand it's definitely not terrific
    TearsforAffairson November 05, 2006   Link
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    General Commentall of the people who commented above, need to appreciate a good song when you hear it. Nevermind if it fits with the artists typical style
    rechercheon March 05, 2007   Link
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    General Commenti find these lyrics pretty interesting actually. awesome lyrics. the song is good, but not great.
    kkeneipp1on July 16, 2008   Link
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    General CommentOddly enough (I guess, based on these comments) this is one of my favorites from "Fold Your Hands Child". It's not instep with typical B&S but it's interesting nonetheless.
    chrisrogersisthemanon October 22, 2010   Link

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