"The Leopard and the Lung" as written by Rhiannon Bryan and Rhydian Davies....
Who? Who comes tonight
You wanna be clear that you still doubt
So stand again
Patterns the void, the more it began

Hey, hey, hey, hey, hey
It’s not gonna ruin this town
As soon as a wolf does nothing
Wait, wait, wait, wait, wait
They always wanna run you down
It’s better to face myself and

Your song, don’t be too long
Try to call me now’s the night
I’m not, so capture me
Maybe we asked for all to show

You laid the lung
Laid there
So, all I do
Is stare

Hey, hey, hey, hey, hey
It’s gonna overrun this town
It follows you everywhere
It always gonna run you down
It’s bad to face my something
It’s bad to face my something

You were there
When it first happened
I think I trick your wolf
It really took so many
Get back to line the wall
You better touch to me
You think I can’t get warm
It really took so many
Then write to let that go

You’re better outstanding
You’re better outstanding
You’re better outstanding
You’re better outstanding

Hey, hey, hey, hey, hey
It’s not gonna ruin this town
As soon as a wolf does nothing
Wait, wait, wait, wait, wait
They always wanna run you down
It’s better to face…
It’s better to face myself and


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"The Leopard and the Lung" as written by Rhydian Davies Rhiannon Bryan

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  • +1
    General CommentThese are the correct lyrics:

    Hope it dries the mouth
    The enemy clear
    The trees pulled out
    The song
    That’s still within
    Flattens the void that Moi began

    Hate [x5]
    It’s gonna overrun this town
    As soon as the moon goes to nothing
    Wait [x5]
    They’re always gonna run you down
    It’s better to face my something

    So the roots were long
    Each flower a claw that reminds the man
    And love still kept you there
    The memory earthed for us to share

    You laid the land
    Laid bare
    So, all I do is stare

    Hate [x4]
    It’s gonna overrun this town
    It follows you everywhere
    They’re always gonna run you down
    It’s better to face my something [x2]

    You’re their fort standing
    Nothing can shake your walls
    One will that’s worth so many
    The leopard and the lung
    You’re their fort standing
    Nothing can shake your walls
    One will that’s worth so many
    The leopard at their throats

    You’re their fort standing [x5]

    Hate [x5]
    It’s gonna overrun this town
    As soon as the moon goes to nothing
    Wait [x5]
    They’re always gonna run you down
    It’s better to face, it’s better to face my something
    15stepon April 26, 2013   Link
  • 0
    General CommentMy favorite track off the album. Ritzy said in an XFM interview that the song is about Kenyan environmentalist and activist, Wangari Maathai. Her name translates to Leopard. She founded the Green Belt Movement and she among others planted "trees of peace" in the Karura Forest to protest its destruction. She believed trees to be the Lungs of the Earth. Hence, The Leopard and the Lung.
    15stepon April 26, 2013   Link

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