Julian Gaskell and his Ragged Trousered Philanthropists - Upcountry Waltz

from by Various Uncivilised Artists

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My heart is like a creaking weeping pumping joke at best
But my love is gaining value like an antique in a chest
you might have to sell the things you need
for that hungry mouth to feed
But please don't flog me off so cheaply

cos I know, yes I know there's better places you could go
Where you'll want for nothing
And always get the things you need
But if your heart should ever wander to a life we'll never lead
your dreams are always welcome here, yeah
your dreams are always welcome here

Well the world is full of trouble, sorrow and pain
Since you packed up your suitcase and got back on that train
You make it purdy up country
but round here's where I'll remain
You see I can't just get out so cheaply

Cos I know...

Well you can chat all you want and you can like all my links
But there's more to married life than this I can't help but think
So many ways to interact
But lonesome is still a fact
That I can't just get away from so cheaply

So I keep taking the piss where I can't take the bills
And you keep taking the tube where you can't run up the hills
I don't have nothing to give except the life that I live
But I'd have promised it to you so cheaply

And I know, yes I know...


from From the Mourning of the World, released June 10, 2013
Words and Music by Julian Gaskell (c) 2011
Julian Gaskell - vocals, piano, accordion, guitar, tea chest, tamborine
Thomas Sharpe - backing vocals, banjo
Recorded at Wolftone Mansions, Redruth, Cornwall, 2011



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