"This Is a Flag. There Is No Wind." as written by and Thomas Bromley Gareth Paisey....
Can we all please just calm the fuck down?

In an analogy that makes sense to most
This opportunity it found me unmarked at the far post
But I blazed it right against the crossbar
Of the pub that you had worked in since you moved here from bath spa
We agreed we couldn't trust the guy that didn't like a single sport
But those bow-legged suitors hadn't given me much of a thought
They said it smelled delicious but it smelt of burning flesh
Not meant to be malicious but this is the cross we bear

The story of the winter I forgot how to speak my mind was like a nation's flag
But my breeze was too weak.
How they dragged me to the hospital sayin' I had gone deaf,
But I heard everything they said.
It's just I had no interest.

Our friends have put the two of us on suicide watch
And every second spent away we spend watching the clock
There are photos of us holding hands outside of the frame
I was there, but wonder where our fingers were all the same
It's like a self-restraint
(it's the size of a fingernail)
And then we chew it down
(yeah we chew it down all the same)
Sad eyes for sad goodbyes

It's a crime
It's a crime
It's a crime
It's a crime

The story of the winter I forgot how to speak my mind was like a nation's flag
But my breeze was too weak.
How they dragged me to the hospital sayin' I had gone deaf,
But I heard everything they said.
It's just I had no interest.


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"This Is a Flag. There Is No Wind" as written by Thomas Edward Bromley Gareth David Paisey

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    General Comment'Of the pub that you had worked in since you moved here from Bath Spa'

    Gareth lives in/near Bath, so this makes sense.
    iwishiwasthemoonon January 01, 2010   Link
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    General CommentShouldn't it be "unmarked at the far post" instead of "a mark"? Makes more sense to me.
    RomanceIsBoringon January 19, 2010   Link
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    General CommentI'm pretty sure that
    "It's like a self-restraint
    (It's the size of a fingernail)"

    is actually
    "It's like our self-restraint
    (Is the size of a fingernail)".

    It makes a lot more sense that way.
    sdimotson February 02, 2010   Link
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    General CommentThis one reminds me of the songs off of Hold On Now Youngster...with the trading off of lines between Gareth and Aleks. I love their newer stuff, but I wish she sang a bit more.
    philipt42on June 09, 2010   Link
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    General CommentThis one reminds me of the songs off of Hold On Now Youngster...with the trading off of lines between Gareth and Aleks. I love their newer stuff, but I wish she sang a bit more.
    philipt42on June 09, 2010   Link

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