Life Is Elsewhere

from by Chris Cleverley

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lyrics

I think I should be out in the sun.
I feel I should be down by the shore.
Well this year has proved a variety of truths
And I shan’t be out searching anymore. No.
So I decided to move out of town.
There seemed no point in me sticking around.
And the friends there had been
Seemed to die with the scene,
Like they’re all buried deep in the ground.

Though the ghosts of sailors, they wander these halls,
I’ve learned it’s best not to listen at all.
‘Cause they’ll sing all their tails of the sea and the storms
And the city gates that stand ‘til the city falls.
The ghosts of the past will slip in without asking
To silently lead you away.
So close down your windows ‘til the light of the day.

She was a worthy opponent indeed.
This much even I now concede.
She’ll keep taking you down, yeah for round after round.
Oh man – like you wouldn’t believe.
But there’s a time to admit you defeat,
And that surrender’s immeasurably sweet.
So you’ll cheer as you stand, for the boys in the band
And it’s right there man; you’re back on your feet.

And Though the ghosts of sailors are trapped in these walls
I’ve learned it’s best not to listen at all.
‘Cause they’ll sing all their tails of the sea and the storms
And the city gates that stand ‘til the city falls.
The ghosts of the past – those inglorious bastards -
Will silently lead you away.
So close down your windows ‘til the light of the day.

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from Apparitions, released October 30, 2015

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Chris Cleverley Birmingham, UK

Whispers have been spreading far and wide around the British Folk Scene about Chris Cleverley and his haunting tales of ghost women, lonesome clock towers, lovelorn mariners and hospital beds. Chris’ trademark sound is at times likened to the magnitude of a full orchestra only to moments later pull audiences to the very edge of their seats to soak in the delicate spider-like touch of his playing. ... more

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