The Songs of Nick Drake: Way to Blue


The Songs of Nick Drake: Way to Blue

Filmed at the Barbican in January 2010, a diverse but renowned cast of modern day troubadours present their own interpretations of influential songwriter Nick Drake's songs.


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-Fragile.

-Shy.

-Intricate.

-Enigmatic.

-Soulful.

-Posh.

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-Unique.

-Observational.

-Amazing.

-Private.

-Beautiful.

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A musical genius.

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Thinking about my first meeting with Nick,

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I can see him sitting there at the guitar

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and just thinking, "Nice bloke".

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How would I describe Nick Drake?! Jesus!

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A man with a...singularly superior lexicon of the melancholic.

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I would describe him only through my memory of him

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as this tall, rather dusty, shadowy sort of figure

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away in the corner of a room.

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I can't say that I grew up listening to Nick Drake, but...

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I have some family connections.

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My mum used to go out with him, you know.

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He was just so much better educated than most singer-songwriters.

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You know, he had a real grounding in the Romantic poets.

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He knew English literature, you know, he'd read so much.

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I love how vulnerable he was in his lyrics and how observational.

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He always seemed to be on the outside looking in.

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That sense of melancholy that I think you experience first

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between adolescence and adulthood,

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I think he was particularly eloquent about.

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His music, I think immediately you're struck by the beautiful guitar,

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by what an amazing guitarist he was.

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How did he play it and sing it at the same time?

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I really don't know how he did some of that.

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It's a bit like going like this. I can't even do that.

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I don't think people were ready for him.

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They didn't realise the depth of his music.

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And the real proof is that it's timeless.

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He was very underappreciated in his lifetime.

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A beautiful soul who was way beyond this world

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and I think our world could only handle him for a little while.

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I wonder what he makes of it all now,

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watching this whole thing of everyone playing his music.

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Yeah, it's an interesting thought.

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I think he would be proud, actually.

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People would think that maybe he'd be embarrassed, he wouldn't.

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He'd be absolutely chuffed.

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# Don't you have a word

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# To show what may be done

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# Have you never heard

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# A way to find the sun

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ALL: # Tell me all that you may know

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# Show me what you have to show

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# Won't you come and say

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# If you know the way to blue

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# Have you seen the land

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# Living by the breeze

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# Can you understand

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# A light among the trees

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ALL: # Tell me all that you may know

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# Show me what you have to show

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# Tell us all today

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# If you know the way to blue

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# Look through time and find your rhyme

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# Tell us what you find

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# And we will wait at your gate

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# Hoping like the blind

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# Can you now recall

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# All that you have known

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# Will you never fall

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# When the light has flown

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# Tell me all that you may know

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# Show me what you have to show

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# Won't you come and say

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# If you know the way to blue #

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APPLAUSE AND CHEERING

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# Never sing for my supper

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# Never help my neighbour

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# Never do what is proper

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# Or my fair share of labour

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# I'm a poor boy

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# I'm a poor boy

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# Count your coins and throw them over my shoulder

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# Now I may grow older

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# Nobody knows

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# How cold it grows

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# Nobody sees

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# How shaky my knees

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# Nobody cares

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# How steep my stairs

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# Nobody smiles

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# If I cross their stiles

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-ALL: # Oh, poor boy

-# Hmm, yeah

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# So sorry for himself

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# Himself

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# Oh, poor boy

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# So worried for his health

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# You may say every day

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# Where will he stay tonight?

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# Never know where I came from

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# Seems that I've forgotten

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# Never know what I came for

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# Or how I was begotten

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# I'm a poor boy

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# And I'm a ranger

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# Things I say

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# May seem stranger than Sunday

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# Changing to Monday

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# Nobody knows

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# How cold it flows

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# And nobody feels

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# My worn-down heels

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# Nobody's eyes make the skies

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# Nobody spreads their aching heads

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# Oh, poor boy

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-# So worried for his life

-# For his life

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-# Oh, poor boy

-# Poor boy

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# So keen to take a wife

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# He's a mess but he'll say yes

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# If you just dress in white

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# Nobody knows

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# How cold it flows

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# Nobody sees

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# My worn-down knees

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# Yeah! Nobody cares

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# How steep my stairs

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# And nobody smiles

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# When I cross their stiles

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# Yeah! Hey! Hey!

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-# Oh, poor boy

-Yeah

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-# So sorry for himself

-Sorry for himself

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# Oh, poor boy

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# So worried for his health

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# You may say every day

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# Where will he stay tonight?

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# So worried for his life

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# Oh, poor boy

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# So keen to take a wife

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# Oh, poor boy!

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# So sorry for himself

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# Oh, poor boy!

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# So worried for his health! #

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APPLAUSE

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CHEERING

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# A city freeze get on your knees

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# Pray for warmth and green paper

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# A city drought

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# You're down and out

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# See your trousers don't taper

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# Saddle up

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# Kick your feet

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# And ride the range of a London street

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# Travel to a local plane

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# Turn around and come back again

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# And at the chime of a city clock

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# Put up your road block

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# And hang on to your crown

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# For a stone in a tin can

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# Is wealth to the city man

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# Who leaves his armour down

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# Stay indoors beneath the floors

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# Talk with neighbours only

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# The games you play make people say

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# You're either weird or lonely

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# A city star won't shine too far

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# On account of the way you are

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# And the beads around your face

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# Make you sure to fit back in place

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# And in the beat of a city drum

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# See how your friends come in twos or threes or more

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# For the sound of a busy place

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# Is fine for a pretty face

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# Who knows what a face is for

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# The city clown will soon fall down

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# Without a face to hide in

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# And he will lose if he won't choose

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# The one he may confide in

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# Sonny boy, smokes for sale

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# Went to ground with a face so pale

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# And never heard about the change

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# Showed his hand and fell out of range

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# In the light of a city square

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# Find out the face that's fair

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# Keep it by your side

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# When the light of the city falls

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# Fly to the city walls

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# Take off with your bride

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# But at the chime of a city clock

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# Put up your road block

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# Hang on to your crown

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# For a stone in a tin can

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# Is wealth to the city man

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# Who leaves his armour...down. #

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APPLAUSE AND CHEERING

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# Strange face

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# With your eyes

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# So pale and sincere

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# Underneath

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# You know well

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# You have nothing to fear

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# For the dreams that came to you

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# When so young

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# Told of a life

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# Where spring... is sprung

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# You would seem so frail

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# In the cold of the night

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# When the armies of emotions

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# Come out to fight

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# But while the earth sinks to its grave

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# You sail to the sky

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# On the crest of a wave

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# So goodbye

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# This cruel world

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# Where I belong

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# I'll just sit and I'll wait

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# I'll sing my song

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# And if one day

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# You should see me in the crowd

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# Lend a hand and lift me

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# Into your cloud. #

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APPLAUSE AND CHEERING

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Thank you.

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APPLAUSE AND CHEERING

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# I never felt magic as crazy as this

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# I never knew moons, knew the meaning of the sea

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# I never held emotion in the palm of my hand

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# Or felt sweet breezes in the top of a tree

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# But now you're here

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# Brighten my northern sky

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# Been a long time that I'm waiting

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# Been a long time that I've blown

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ALL: # Been a long time that I've wandered

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# Through the people I have known

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# If you would and you could

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# Brighten my new mind's eye

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# Would you love me for my money?

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# Would you love me for my head?

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# Would you love me through the winter?

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# Would you love me when I'm dead?

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# If you would and you could

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# Come blow your horn on high

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# I never saw magic as crazy as this

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# I never saw moons, knew the meaning of the sea

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# I never felt emotion in the palm of my hand

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# Or felt sweet breezes in the top of a tree

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# But now you're here

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# Brighten my northern sky

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# Brighten my northern sky. #

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APPLAUSE

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Thank you.

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# Time has told me

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# You're a rare, rare find

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# A troubled cure

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# For a troubled mind

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# And time has told me

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# Not to ask for more

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# For someday our ocean

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# Will find its shore

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# So I'll leave the ways that are making me be

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# What I really don't want to be

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# Leave the ways that are making me love

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# What I really don't want to love

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# And time has told me

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# You're a rare find

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# A soul with no footprint

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# A rose with no thorn

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# And time will tell you

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# Not to walk no more

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# To keep on trying

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# For them words you can say

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# And time will tell you

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# To stay by my side

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# To keep on pushing

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# Don't you hurt

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# So leave the ways that are making you be

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# What you really don't want to be

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# Leave the ways that are making you love

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# What you really don't want to love

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# Time has told me

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# Not to ask for more

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# For someday our ocean

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# Will find its shore. #

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CHEERING AND APPLAUSE

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The Hungarians say there is no such thing as a free lunch.

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Nick Drake wasn't Hungarian but he did want a free ride.

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# I know you

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# I care too

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# I see through

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# All of the pictures that you keep on the wall

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# All of the people that will come to the ball

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# But hear me calling

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# Won't you give me A free ride

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# Hear me calling

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# Won't you give me A free ride

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# I know too

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# What you do

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# When you're through

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# Counting the cattle as they go by the door

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# Keeping a carpet that's so thick on the floor

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# But hear me calling

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# Won't you give me A free ride

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# Hear me calling

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# Won't you give me A free ride

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# I know you

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# I care too

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# I see through

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# All of the pictures that you keep on the wall

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# All of the people that will come to the ball

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# But hear me calling

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# Won't you give me A free ride

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# Hear me calling

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# Won't you give me A free ride. #

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CHEERING AND APPLAUSE Thank you.

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A song about posthumous fame, fittingly.

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# Fame is but a fruit tree

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# So very unsound

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# It can never flourish

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# Till its stalk is in the ground

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# So men of fame

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# Will never find a way

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# Till time has flown

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# Far from their dying day

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# Forgotten while you're here

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# Remembered for a while

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# A much updated ruin

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# From a much outdated style

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# Life is but a memory

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# Happened long ago

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# Theatre full of sadness

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# For a long forgotten show

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# Seems so easy

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# Just to let it go on by

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# Till you stop and wonder

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# Why you never wondered why

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# Safe in the womb

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# Of an everlasting night

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# You find the darkness Can give the brightest light

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# Safe in your place

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# Deep in the earth

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# That's when they'll know what you were really worth

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# Forgotten while you're here

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# Remembered for a while

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# A much updated ruin

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# From a much outdated style

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# Fame is but a fruit tree

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# So very unsound

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# It can never flourish

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# Till its stalk is in the ground

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# So men of fame

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# Will never find a way

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# Till time has flown

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# Far from their dying day

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# Fruit tree, fruit tree

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# No-one knows you but the rain and the air

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# Don't you worry

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# They'll stand and stare

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# When you're gone

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# Fruit tree, fruit tree

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# Open your eyes to another year

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# They'll all know

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# That you were here when you're gone. #

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CHEERING AND APPLAUSE

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Hello.

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# Which will you go for?

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# Which will you love?

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# Which will you choose from?

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# From the stars above

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# Which will you answer?

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# Which will you call?

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# Which will you take now

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# For your one and all?

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# Tell me now

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# Which will you love

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# The best?

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# Which do you dance for?

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# Which makes you shine?

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# Which will you choose now?

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# If you won't choose mine

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# Which will you hope for?

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# Which will it be?

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# Which will you take now?

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# If you won't take me

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# Tell me now

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# Which will you love

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# The best?

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# Tell me now

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# Which will you love

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# The best? #

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CHEERING AND APPLAUSE

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# A day once dawned

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# And it was beautiful

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# A day once dawned from the ground

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# Then the night she fell

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# And the air was beautiful

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# The night she fell all around

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# So look, see the sights

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# The endless summer nights

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# And go play the game that you learnt

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# From the morning

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# And now we rise

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# And we are everywhere

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# And now we rise from the ground

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# And see how she flies

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# And she is everywhere

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# See how she flies all around

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# So look, see the days

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# The endless coloured ways

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# And go play the game that you learnt

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# From the morning

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# From the morning

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# Ah-ah oh-oh-oh oh-oh. #

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CHEERING AND APPLAUSE

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# A black eyed dog He called at my door

0:56:380:56:42

# The black eyed dog He called for more

0:56:470:56:50

# A black eyed dog He knew my name

0:56:560:57:00

# A black eyed dog He knew my name

0:57:050:57:08

# A black eyed dog

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# A black eyed dog

0:57:240:57:29

# I'm growing old and I wanna go home

0:57:330:57:38

# I'm growing old and I don't wanna know

0:57:380:57:42

# I'm growing old and I wanna go home

0:57:440:57:48

# A black eyed dog

0:58:130:58:16

# A black eyed dog

0:58:180:58:22

# A black eyed dog

0:58:230:58:27

# A black eyed dog

0:58:280:58:30

# I'm growing old And I wanna go home

0:58:330:58:37

# I'm growing old And I don't wanna know

0:58:420:58:47

# I'm growing old And I wanna go home

0:58:530:58:57

# I'm growing old And I don't wanna know

0:59:030:59:07

# A black eyed dog He called at my door

0:59:140:59:20

# The black eyed dog He called for more

0:59:240:59:31

# I know

0:59:510:59:54

# I'm growing old And I wanna go home

0:59:581:00:02

# I'm growing old And I don't wanna know

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# I'm growing old And I wanna go home

1:00:081:00:13

# I'm growing old And I don't wanna know. #

1:00:131:00:20

CHEERING AND APPLAUSE

1:00:231:00:25

# When the day is done

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# Down to earth then sinks the sun

1:01:121:01:16

# Along with everything that was lost and won

1:01:161:01:20

# When the day is done

1:01:201:01:24

# When the day is done

1:01:241:01:28

# Hope so much your race will be all run

1:01:281:01:31

# Then you find you jumped the gun

1:01:311:01:35

# Have to go back where you begun

1:01:351:01:39

# When the day is done

1:01:391:01:42

# When the night is cold

1:01:421:01:45

# Some get by but some get old

1:01:451:01:49

# Just to show life's not made of gold

1:01:491:01:53

# When the night is cold

1:01:531:01:55

# When the bird has flown

1:01:571:02:00

# Got no-one to call your own

1:02:001:02:04

# Got no place to call your home

1:02:041:02:07

# When the bird has flown

1:02:071:02:11

# When the game's been fought

1:02:251:02:28

# Newspaper blown across the court

1:02:281:02:32

# Lost much sooner than you would have thought

1:02:321:02:36

# Now the game's been fought

1:02:361:02:39

# When the party's through

1:02:401:02:43

# Seems so very sad for you

1:02:431:02:47

# Didn't do the things you meant to do

1:02:471:02:51

# Now there's no time to start anew

1:02:511:02:54

# Now the party's through

1:02:561:02:58

# When the day is done

1:02:581:03:01

# Down to earth then sinks the sun

1:03:011:03:05

# Along with everything that was lost and won

1:03:051:03:09

# When the day is done. #

1:03:091:03:17

CHEERING AND APPLAUSE

1:03:201:03:23

Real sound, real lights, real people.

1:03:541:03:58

# Lifting the mask from a local clown

1:04:591:05:03

# Feeling down like him

1:05:031:05:07

# Seeing the light in a station bar

1:05:091:05:13

# And travelling far in sin

1:05:131:05:17

# Sailing downstairs to the Northern Line

1:05:201:05:24

# Seeing the shine of the shoes

1:05:241:05:28

# Hearing the trials of the people there

1:05:311:05:34

# Who's to care if they lose?

1:05:341:05:39

# Take a look, you may see me on the ground

1:05:421:05:47

# For I am the parasite of this town

1:05:501:05:56

# Dancing a jig in a church with chimes

1:05:581:06:02

# A sign of the times they say

1:06:021:06:06

# Hearing no bell from the steeple tall

1:06:101:06:12

# People all in dismay

1:06:121:06:16

# Falling so far on a silver spoon

1:06:191:06:23

# Playing the moon for fun

1:06:231:06:27

# Changing a rope for a size too small

1:06:291:06:33

# People all get hung

1:06:331:06:38

# Take a look You may see me coming through

1:06:401:06:46

# For I am the parasite who travels two by two

1:06:491:06:55

# Lifting the mask

1:07:381:07:41

# Lifting the mask

1:07:471:07:49

# Lifting the mask from a local clown

1:07:561:07:59

# And feeling down like him

1:07:591:08:03

# I'm seeing the light in a station bar

1:08:061:08:10

# And travelling far in sin

1:08:101:08:14

# Sailing downstairs to the Northern Line

1:08:161:08:20

# Seeing the shine of the shoes

1:08:201:08:25

# Hearing the trials of the people there

1:08:281:08:31

# Who's to care if they lose?

1:08:311:08:36

# Take a look You may see me coming through

1:08:391:08:43

# For I am the parasite Close inside of you

1:08:471:08:53

# And take a look You may see me in the dirt

1:08:551:09:00

# Cos I am the parasite That hangs from your skirt. #

1:09:041:09:11

HE WHISPERS: Parasite.

1:09:571:10:00

CHEERING AND APPLAUSE

1:10:001:10:03

# Betty came by on her way

1:10:361:10:40

# Said she had a word to say

1:10:421:10:45

# About things today

1:10:471:10:49

# And fallen leaves

1:10:511:10:55

# Said she hadn't heard the news

1:10:571:11:01

# Hadn't had the time to choose

1:11:021:11:06

# A way to lose

1:11:081:11:11

# But she believes

1:11:121:11:16

# Gonna see the river man

1:11:181:11:22

# Gonna tell him all I can

1:11:231:11:27

# About the plan

1:11:291:11:31

# For lilac time

1:11:331:11:36

# If he tells me all he knows

1:11:391:11:43

# About the way his river flows

1:11:451:11:48

# And all night shows

1:11:501:11:52

# In summertime

1:11:541:11:57

# Betty said she prayed today

1:13:171:13:21

# For the sky to blow away

1:13:231:13:26

# Or maybe stay

1:13:281:13:30

# She wasn't sure

1:13:321:13:35

# For when she thought of summer rain

1:13:381:13:43

# Calling for her mind again

1:13:431:13:47

# She lost the pain

1:13:481:13:51

# And stayed for more

1:13:531:13:56

# Gonna to see the river man

1:13:581:14:02

# Gonna to tell him all I can

1:14:041:14:08

# About the ban

1:14:101:14:13

# On feeling free

1:14:141:14:17

# If he tells me all he knows

1:14:191:14:24

# About the way his river flows

1:14:241:14:29

# I don't suppose

1:14:311:14:33

# It's meant for me

1:14:351:14:39

# Oh, how they come and go

1:14:451:14:52

# Oh, how they come and go. #

1:14:541:15:02

CHEERING AND APPLAUSE

1:15:261:15:30

Thank you very much.

1:15:371:15:39

# Saw it written and I saw it say

1:15:581:16:01

# Pink moon is on its way

1:16:041:16:08

# And none of you stand so tall

1:16:091:16:13

# Pink moon gonna get you all

1:16:151:16:18

# And it's a pink moon, yeah

1:16:181:16:24

# Pink, pink, pink, pink, pink moon

1:16:241:16:31

# Pink, pink, pink, pink, pink moon

1:16:361:16:42

# I saw it written and I saw it say

1:16:481:16:50

# Pink moon is on its way

1:16:531:16:57

# And none of you stand so tall

1:16:591:17:02

# Pink moon gonna get you all

1:17:041:17:07

# And it's a pink moon, yeah

1:17:071:17:14

# Pink, pink, pink, pink, pink moon

1:17:141:17:20

# Pink, pink, pink, pink, pink moon

1:17:251:17:31

# Saw it written and I saw it say

1:17:581:18:01

# Pink moon is on its way

1:18:041:18:08

# And none of you stand so tall

1:18:091:18:13

# Pink moon gonna get you all

1:18:141:18:17

# And it's a pink moon, yeah

1:18:171:18:23

# Pink, pink, pink, pink, pink moon

1:18:251:18:30

# Ooh-ooh, it's a pink moon

1:18:301:18:37

# Ye-e-e-ah

1:18:551:19:01

# Ye-e-e-ah

1:19:011:19:09

# It's a pink moon

1:19:121:19:18

# Oooh-ooh-ooh

1:19:431:19:51

# Pink, pink, pink, pink, pink moon

1:19:571:20:02

# Pink, pink, pink, pink pink moon. #

1:20:071:20:18

CHEERING AND APPLAUSE

1:20:201:20:24

# Voice from the mountain

1:21:111:21:14

# And a voice from the sea

1:21:141:21:19

# Voice in my neighbourhood

1:21:221:21:26

# And a voice calling me

1:21:261:21:29

# Tell me, my friend, my friend

1:21:321:21:37

# Tell me with love

1:21:371:21:42

# Where can it end, it end?

1:21:431:21:47

# Voice from above

1:21:491:21:53

# The sound on the ocean wave

1:22:031:22:06

# And the sound in the tree

1:22:061:22:11

# Sound in a country lane

1:22:131:22:18

# Say can you be free?

1:22:181:22:22

# Tell me you crowd, you crowd

1:22:241:22:28

# Tell me again

1:22:301:22:34

# Tell me out loud, out loud

1:22:341:22:40

# This sound is rain

1:22:401:22:46

# Tune from the hillside

1:23:041:23:09

# And tune full of light

1:23:091:23:14

# A flute in the morning

1:23:141:23:19

# And a chime in the night

1:23:191:23:23

# I know the game again

1:23:261:23:30

# I know the score

1:23:301:23:34

# I know my name, my name

1:23:361:23:40

# But this tune is more

1:23:411:23:46

# Voice from the mountain

1:23:541:23:58

# And voice from the sea

1:23:581:24:02

# Voice from my neighbourhood

1:24:051:24:09

# And a voice calling me

1:24:091:24:14

# Tell me my friend, my friend

1:24:151:24:21

# Tell me with love

1:24:211:24:24

# Where can it end, it end?

1:24:261:24:29

# Voice from above

1:24:311:24:37

# Voice from the mountain

1:24:441:24:48

# Voice from the mountain

1:24:491:24:53

# Voice from the mountain

1:24:551:24:58

# Voice from the mountain

1:25:001:25:04

# Voice from the mountain

1:25:051:25:09

# Voice from the mountain

1:25:101:25:14

# Voice from the mountain

1:25:151:25:19

# Voice from the mountain

1:25:201:25:24

# Voice from the mountain

1:25:261:25:30

# Voice from the mountain

1:25:311:25:35

# Voice from the mountain

1:25:361:25:40

# Voice from the mountain

1:25:411:25:45

# Voice from the mountain

1:25:471:25:51

# Voice from the mountain

1:25:521:25:56

# Voice from the mountain

1:25:571:26:01

# Voice from the mountain. #

1:26:021:26:08

CHEERING AND APPLAUSE

1:26:121:26:16

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1:26:371:26:40

Filmed at the Barbican in January 2010 and curated by Joe Boyd, producer and general champion of Nick Drake, 90 minutes of performance highlights from a diverse but renowned cast of modern day troubadours.

Presenting their own interpretations of Drake's songs are Vashti Bunyan, Green Gartside, Lisa Hannigan, Scott Matthews, Teddy Thompson, Krystle Warren, Robyn Hitchcock, Kirsty Almeida and Harper Simon.

A celebration of the songs of Nick Drake, the concert features the original orchestrations of Nick's friend, the late Robert Kirby. It includes a house band anchored by Danny Thompson, the legendary bassist who played on Drake's first two albums.

Highlights include Teddy Thompson's version of the timeless River Man, Lisa Hannigan's haunting and compelling version of Black Eyed Dog, Krystle Warren's bluesy take on Time Has Told Me, Robyn Hitchcock's psychedelic spin on Parasite and Neil MacColl's accomplished rendition of the classic Northern Sky.

During his lifetime Nick Drake found little mainstream success, but since his death at the untimely age of 26 in 1974 he has been revered as one of the most influential and important English songwriters of his era.


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