"Land's End" as written by and Patrick Wolf....
The work is done and the record pressed
Now you're doing battle
With the fickle press
You've got to strike the hammers
And pull the bow
And another fool
Is just another show
It's all the same
And you've seen it before

And don't it seem like too long a time
Since you were sweating in the streetlight?
Too many dreams, not enough schemes
And a bike with no gears to ride
With the wheels going too slow

So, you tell 'em:
"I'm leaving London for Lands End
With a green tent and a violin
I'm going to strike the hammers
And pull the bow
Just another day to forget this show
And come back to me"
Come back to me
Darling come back to me
Come back....

Now don't it seem like to long a time
Since you were sweating in the spotlight?
Too many jeers, not enough cheers
But when you sing you've got nothing to hide
Singing: "where does the time go?
And where did the time go?"

Oh Darling when will you ever learn?
The grass is always greener,
Its everywhere you turn
You'll see it:
Everything you're sure of is up for change
We're all stuck on this spinning stage
Spinning around and round
And round and round and round


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    General Commentthese are the last few lyrics of the song, if anyone wanted them:

    "it's a wild stretch land
    such a sad place to be
    when the night comes heavy down
    and the sand turns to sea

    many saints have lost their love
    many pilgrims died unseen
    in this wild stretch of land
    in that fire to be free"
    thenewsceneon September 25, 2008   Link
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    General Commenti cannot believe no one has commented on this song!! i cannot believe i havent! this song is amazing. purely, richly, darkly, lightly. beautiful. nothing out of patrick wolf's mouth will ever be less than beautiful. ever.
    slinkstersarson August 07, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentla-a-ah la a-a--ah..
    _ellieon September 18, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis is one of my favorites by Patrick Wolf. The lyrics are the best part. It's about working your ass off, and finally being able to be free. :].
    That's... it.
    Make Waron October 22, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentAhhh I remember me and a few friends requested this song at his gig. He played it on his ukulele and broke 2 of the strings in doing so. He also didn't have any replacements bless him...felt kinda guilty...
    Magic_positionon January 10, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentwhere are the last few seconds?

    those last few lyrics are my favourite.

    :[
    fernandoboton June 05, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI just simple love this one, it's my favourite at the moment, I love the 'green tent and violin' lyric. I love the simplicity of the music in this one, and I love Patrick Wolf! Yay! Drink Marmite Drink Everyone!
    squidge57on August 03, 2008   Link
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    General Commentthis is one of my favourites :)
    and i tried that marmite tea. absolutley disgusting.
    goddamneddamarison August 07, 2008   Link
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    General Commentthis is one of my favourites :)
    and i tried that marmite tea. absolutley disgusting.
    goddamneddamarison August 07, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentWhat the hell are you on about, Marmite drink is tasty (: And i love this song, but not as much as i really love Land's End.
    MyBloodBeatsDarkon September 16, 2008   Link

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