"4 Lonely Roads" as written by James Bradfield, Nicholas Jones and Sean Moore....
4 lonely roads
The terror it had flown
Never led you home

4 lonely roads
Got sunk into my heart
Then it fell apart

Staring with an idle eye
Measuring the pain inside
Darker hell stood up on high
Then disappeared without reply

4 lonely roads
I'm trapped inside the skin
Can't let love back in

4 lonely roads
The cities drunk and mute
Lost in your pursuit
(I tell them this)

Staring with an idle eye
Measuring the pain inside
Darker hell stood up on high
Then disappeared without reply
I don't know why

And if we can
Then we must
Hold our heads up
Learn to trust
It's up to you
It's up to us
Some dignity
A little love
A little love


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"4 Lonely Roads" as written by Nicholas Jones James Bradfield

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    General Comment"It’s a lovely sepia-tinged groove isn’t it? I think we’re all, dare I say it, pretty good musicians now. It’s not something people remark on, apart from James’ guitar. I did the demo without anyone, I did the drums on that. I wanted it to sound like ‘The Two Of Us’ by The Beatles, a sort of lolloping groove. I could see that James and Sean liked the song but as usual I just didn’t want my voice on it, and the first person we thought of was Cate [Le Bon]. We wanted something really pure, almost folk-tinged. There’s a severe clarity that cuts through the haziness of the backing track. She really pierces. We sent her the track in LA, at the start you can hear her walking in her high heels, clip clopping up to the mic. She did it in three takes, it worked perfectly. There’s a lot of A. E. Housman poetry there which filters through."

    -Nicky Wire
    manic4manicson October 13, 2013   Link

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