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Hold Me Down

from Promenade by Sam Lamont

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You never saw the photograph
I took when I was eight
of the leopard and the old giraffe
lying in the shade
we’ve a thousand miles to go my dear
we’ve a million lives to lead
and while they always seem to disappear
they were never ours to keep

Hold me down, hold me down, hold me down
hold me down don’t let me walk away
Hold me down, hold me down, hold me down
I’ll come around one day

There’s a wooden bucket filled with milk
there’s an iron on a sleeve
on the bed a dress of Chinese silk
your mothers I believe
she grew up in the Orient
a missionary girl
to her a daughter heaven sent
a son not of this world

Hold her down, hold her down, hold her down
hold her down don’t let her fly away
Hold her down, hold her down, hold her down
she’ll come around one day

There’s a lightness in the breezes that westward blow
where the iron bells do toll
there’s a kindness in knowing that in the end
you will collect my soul

Canary grass and timothy
a field of marigolds
he built his own distillery
from a coil of copper hose
and he joined the British royal fleet
in service of the queen
and there his true love he did meet
making movies on the screen

Hold him down, hold him down, hold him down
hold him down don’t let him float away
Hold him down, hold him down, hold him down
he’ll come around one day
we’ll all come around one day


from Promenade, released June 10, 2011


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