"Blackdown" as written by and Patrick Wolf....
And I walked, and I walked upon Blackdown
And I walked West Sussex sunlight up by dead man's pool
Where ma Mudlark and Lewes
Stared me down, you drunken fool

Old teenage debts engulfed my chest
As I contemplate death
Put a challenge to its glamor
And all its loss and glory

Wet afternoon breath was taken deep into my lungs
Thinking of the man I must become
My story has just begun
And I will be returning to myself soon

I've been alone for so many
Of the great moments in my life
Alone like so many
At this moment in my life asking

Father, father anyway I can help ye?
I am only just growing much better to know thee
Thank you for all the things you've given to our family
Given your whole life to your wife and my sister and me

Now I look out north of battle where our ancestors lie in grave
West to Breed where the blacksmith put root to our family name
And I get proud of my birthright, think of the things that I must leave
When I leave behind the city and the living finally

Desire, desire, desire

Desire, desire deep down inside of me
You are not the maker nor the master of me
Help me to better support my family
And better, better of a brother be

Desire, desire deep down inside of me, oh now
You are not the wrecker nor the ruler of me
Desire, desire deep down in me

Yes, I've been alone for too many
These great moments in my life
Alone like too many but desire, desire
Desire you are not the maker of me, oh now

All as I walked up on Blackdown

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    General Commentwere these the lyrics he put on his myspace a few months ago? i can't recall.
    ShotgunXXWeddingon December 19, 2008   Link
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    General CommentHold on. What is the bit in parentheses? It reminds me of the ~story~ bits from The Magic Position album notes. ARE THESE LYRICS FROM THE BACHELOR NOTES? AAAHHHHHHHHH
    contraireon April 17, 2009   Link
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    General CommentI love the piano in this dearly. The lyrics feel hopeful.
    ContraryMissMaryon April 30, 2009   Link
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    General Commentis it me or there's some anti-hedonism theme here ? quite unlike him though ... He is such a character and so young! I think following him as he matures - and not only musically - is gonna be thrilling, but I digress ...
    loobiielooon May 01, 2009   Link
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    General CommentI don't know about anyone else, but I definately hear some Larrikin Love in there with the jiggy ending with the violin. I wonder whether there will be another "story" in the sleevenotes for the Bachelor like with TMP. And whether sleevenotes will fold out in such an accordian-way. I'm so excited.
    everydayishalloweenon May 18, 2009   Link
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    General Comment"blackdown is a song about when my father found out he had prostate cancer" patrick said in an interview.
    makes the meaning kinda clear, doesn't it?
    annasmton June 07, 2009   Link
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    General CommentThe bit in brackets doesn't appear on the actual lyrics, it's a very clear sounding something. It's about a walk Patrick took this his family when he went to visit them in Ireland, or someplace. He realised he needed to give up all the grudges him and his family had together, and try and grow up a bit.
    rhimansworldon June 12, 2009   Link

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