"John Taylor's Month Away" as written by and Kenny Anderson Jon Hopkins....
I love to look
Out at the sea
From the swing park here
At Roome Bay Beach

Today John Taylor
Starts his month away
On a boat, one ten miles east
Of Aberdeen

A dozen men, thirty days
With twenty-four hours in each
Of shattered boyhood dreams
And not much sleep

I'd much rather be me
For once I'd much rather be me

A month at sea
And then they'll surely sleep
With their heads
Still stuck on land

A month on land
And then they'll surely dream
Of girls they can afford
But cannot have

And in a drunken haze
They're on the rolling wave
Once again I'd much rather be me
I'd rather be me

Once again I'd much rather be me

For once again I'd much rather be me


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"John Taylor's Month Away" as written by Kenny Anderson Jon Hopkins

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    General CommentNo comments? Wow. What an amazing song. Beautiful both in lyrics, voice and composition.

    Quite a confusing song, I think he is reminiscing about the beauty of fishing life, but how in reality is was very tough for people. Especially people who through family careers, fishing was the only option.

    'Of shattered boyhood dreams'

    He is thankful that he doesn't have to do it. Life is not amazing for him, but at least he isn't on the choppy seas.

    I think life has got shitty for so many that maybe they would rather be fishing again.

    What a mess the UK is in...
    dante23on September 02, 2016   Link
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    General CommentSurely John Taylor is an oil rigger or at least one of the many blokes that work on the safety boats that patrol the Oil Rigs. A pretty rotten job - the whole month spent on rocky waters.
    aurkwiton January 26, 2017   Link

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