"Mountain People" as written by Huw Bunford, Cian Ciaran, Dafydd Ieuan, Guto Pryce and Gruff Rhys....
They don't care about
You and me
Obviously
No not us
We're the mountain people

So far away from those
Tree lined streets
Look so neat
Not for us
No fat chance
We're the mountain people

They'll seek us in the valley
They'll seek us on the plain
They own the milk and runny honey
And they're not quite the same

And we
Live together under
Fantasy
Oak trees
In the dark
We make sparks
So unique
We're the mountain people

Curiosity comes to
Plead with me
Vanity
Strangles me
Pulls me
Shakes me down
We're the mountain people

They'll seek us in the valley
They'll seek us on the plain
They own the milk and runny honey
And they're not quite the same

Because
They don't care about
You and me
Obviously
Hand-me-down
Culture
Waiting for the vulture
Yes, yes, yes
We're the mountain people

Hibernation comes so early
This year
Dig the peat
Pile it high
Let it dry
One last chance at ignorance
No fat chance
We're the mountain people

One short blast was
Followed by
Two longer ones
Short blast
Long blast
Coming from the outcast
Put me in a deep freeze
And I'll sneeze
With the mountain people

From a distance
I can see them
Pacing
(Marching)
Upstream
Slowly
Ruthlessly
And then
Steady
Nets and cages
Open
Ready
Long-term
Memory
Serves me
Worry
Take me
Break me
Any way you fancy

Deep freeze put me in it and I'll sneeze
A deep freeze put me in it and I'll sneeze
A deep freeze put me in it and I'll sneeze
A deep freeze put me in it

(So I'll make history)


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"Mountain People" as written by Dafydd Ieuan Cian Ciaran

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  • +1
    General CommentI've always taken this to be about attitudes to Wales and the Welsh.
    The patronising attitude of the London media that went with the whole 'Cool Cymru' and the pushing of all those bands, but equally it could be about attitudes of Cardiff / South Wales urban 'sophisticates' to smaller rural communities, particularly west or north walian welsh speaking ones.
    SuitBoyon November 24, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentomg i cant believe nobody has commented on this song. it is so fucking unbelievably amazing.
    N8theGreaton April 19, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI agree!
    I didn't comment because I posted it, heh.
    I was amazed no one had posted it yet.
    brainseatloseron May 03, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentWonderful song, my favourite from SFA.

    Beautiful, and I take it to mean the way anyone who delights in natural beauty being hunted down by the everyone else just for being different.
    Weird techno breakdown though !
    dan.hareon July 31, 2008   Link
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    General CommentIt's most definitely a song about the attitude towards the majority of Wales by the English authorities and those in English suburbia - out of touch with the reality of Welsh semi rural/valley life and seemingly apathetic to it, it's particularly about social neglect (investment and representation). You must remember that Wales was pretty much devastated in order to benefit the South East in the 1980's.
    champiodion October 08, 2010   Link

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