"Four Walls (The Ballad of Perry Smith)" as written by and Daniel Smith Mark Crew....
These four walls to keep you
One floor to sleep upon and only
These four walls to keep you
These four walls contain you
Supposed to save you from yourself and
These four walls in Holcomb
To keep you from the sun

And now we're faced with two wrongs
Now we're faced with two wrongs
I don't know, oh, I don't know
Now we're faced with two wrongs
Now we're faced with two wrongs
I don't know, oh, I don't know

We could be born to anything and now, and now
What you have done is terrible
And now you, and now you
Now you carry it with you
You carry it with you
You carry it with you

These four walls will keep you
Until you face the rope
You've only these four walls before they,
In cold blood, hang you up

And now we're faced with two wrongs
Now we're faced with two wrongs
I don't know, oh, I don't know
And now we're faced with two wrongs
Now we're faced with two wrongs
I don't know, oh, I don't know

We could be born to anything and now, and now
What you have done is terrible
And now you, and now you
Now you carry it with you
You carry it with you
You carry it with you
(Now you carry it with you
Carry it with you
Carry it with you)

There's no view from here, no view from here, no view from here
All you see's the sky
Clouds passing by, clouds passing by

We could be born to anything and now, and now
What you have done is terrible
And now, and now
Now you carry it with you
You carry it with you
You carry it with you
Now you carry it with you
You carry it with you
You carry it with you

Now you carry it with you
You carry it with you
You carry it with you


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"Four Walls (The Ballad of Perry Smith)" as written by Daniel Smith Mark Crew

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    Song FactIn interview, Dan Smith said

    "I was really taken aback by 'In Cold Blood' by Truman Capote, when I read it a few years ago, and I guess the song just sort of came out of that.

    It’s one of the older tunes on the record. Actually, the guitar solo at the end Will recorded on a tour bus in Germany maybe two years ago or more. Since then, Serial happened, and Making a Murderer and there’s this fresh advent of true crime in culture being like a massive deal, and I found that really interesting.

    So we then put in, got a friend to put in a little quote at the end that says, “This is a collect call from the prison” just as a kind of nod to that, because I did think it was interesting that we had this song which is about the first wave of true crime fiction. I guess the song’s another super-happy Bastille song that looks at dark subjects. It very loosely looks at kind of capital punishment and how weird it is, and two wrongs don’t make a right and all that kind of stuff".
    TishTashon November 04, 2016   Link

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