The Blanket Of Night
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Paper cup of a boat
Heaving chest of the sea
Carry both of us
Carry her
Carry me
From the place we were born
To the land of the free
Carry both of us
Carry her
Carry me

The ocean
That bares us from our home
Could save us
Or take us for its own
The danger
That life should lead us here
My angel
Could I have steered us clear

Gone the light from her eyes
With the lives that we made
Just the two of us
In the night
On the waves
Moving silent her lips
By the moon's only light
Sewing silver prayers
In the blanket of night

The ocean
That bares us from our home
Could save us
Or take us for its own
The danger
That life should lead us here
My angel
Could I have steered us clear

Paper cup of a boat
Heaving chest of the sea
Carry both of us or
Swallow her
Swallow me

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"A portrait of a man and wife risking everything trying to improve their lot by illegally entering a country. The lack of compassion in Britain's ongoing debate on immigration makes me sad to the bones.

The one other factor that makes this record different has been the presence every step of the way of our engineer Danny Evans. He's witnessed all the good and bad and remained professionally objective whilst encouraging and supportive. I hope he considers this his achievement too. But I'll be fucked if he's having any royalties." - Guy Garvey

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