They Don't Love You Back (Acoustic Medley)

from About Us / They Don't Love You Back by Robert Rotifer

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    We Have Lost
    The Knot
    Westgate Towers
    Mistakes
    About Us
    The Moon
    All the Flags

    Side B:
    They Don't Love You Back (Medley)

    All solo and acoustic, recorded November 21, 2018

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    We Have Lost
    The Knot
    Westgate Towers
    Mistakes
    About us
    The Moon
    All the Flags
    They Don't Love You Back (Medley)

    CD2
    They Don't Love You Back, Parts 1-16

    Contains lyrics booklet

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lyrics

Only the 1st idea
That's all that really counts
You may have 2nd thoughts
About being a 3rd country
But time is marching 4th
La5the truth offends you
The mu6that which holds
Our 7thoughts together
Our seven thoughts together
Our seven thoughts together
The music's that which holds
Our seven thoughts together

And now it's over
I'm making peace with the facts
We had a good time
But there you go
It's your decision
To pull the rug from under me
Was nice to know you

21 years
That's three times seven
And all it boils down to
Is these seven lines
Or let's have seven more
And then we're done
It's done

As I walked out in the ups and downs
My shoes sank into the muddy ground
I saw the trees tied to the wires
The stencilled words on the stacks of crates
The secret village behind the gates
Half hidden road, half buried tyres

Red brick farmhouse like an English dream
The clouds were floating clotted cream
That dotted shadows on the land
Children's swings, a bench, a barbecue
Beyond the hedge just out of view
The empty static caravans

Those barren branches will carry fruit
Along they'll come on their long commute
And they will spill out of their vans
They'll work the orchards and fill the crates
They'll fill the silence behind the gates
With words that we don't understand

Red brick farmhouse English dream
A gravel drive that fits two BMWs
A vintage watering can
The hedge was not in leaf yet
You could see the sun set through the windows
Of the empty static caravans

A question hangs in the silent air
What if they don't come again this year?

Driving and driving and driving and driving
From Canterbury down to the sea
Keep going east we are driving and driving
Down the A2 from Canterbury

Late for the ferry we're driving and driving
From Canterbury down to the sea
Past all the lorries the hills and the valleys
Down to the sea from Canterbury

Driving and driving and driving and driving
Down to the sea from Canterbury
Driving and driving and driving and driving
Down to the sea

I feel England fade as I'm driving and driving
Down to the sea

We're driving to the sea
Driving to the sea
Driving to the sea
We're driving to the sea

We're driving
Driving
Driving
Driving
Drive into the sea

Over time you felt your feelings change
As the realisation came through
And the way that your friends simply brushed it aside
Was an option not open to you

You know they'd want you to put another record on
But your needle's stuck on the same track
All the places you loved where you felt so at home
Well, it turns out they don't love you back
Yeah, it turns out they don't love you back

You've done anger and grief, denial, disbelief
And you cracked some dark jokes on it too
But what you really saw was the underside of a bus
As the nightmare turned out to be true

You know you really shouldn't take yourself too seriously
And you don't want them to see you crack
But all those places you loved
All the streets where you strolled
All those cute little shops
And the grass where you rolled
All those shiny new buildings and houses of old
All the rebels and those who just do what they're told
Those who follow their pride
Those who follow the gold
Well, it turns out they don't love you back
Yes, it turns out they don't love you back

Don't you sleep through the tide
Don't you sleep through the tide
Above a sunny Irish beach
The ferry soon was out of reach
Don't you sleep through the tide
Don't you sleep through the tide
Cause over night the grass turns wet
Slide down the slope you'll end up dead
Don't you sleep through the tide
Don't you sleep through the tide

Don't you sleep through the tide
Don't you sleep through the tide
It's not as harmless as it seems
You'll hit the ocean while you dream
Don't you sleep through the tide
Won't you sleep through the tide
So I woke up on sandy ground
My bag lay up there where I'd lain down
Don't you sleep through the tide
Don't you sleep through the tide

Don't you sleep through the tide
Don't you sleep through the tide
We travelled half the continent
And this could nearly have been the end
Don't you sleep through the tide
Don't you sleep through the tide

Time is slipping by and I just wanted you to know
That while we're both around
I'm glad I got to warm your toes

And by the way
I'd really like to stay
Yes if I may
I'd really like to stay the day

Time is slipping by and I just wanted you to know
The things you know already
Wouldn't hurt to say them though

And by the way
I'd really like to stay
Yes if I may
I'd really like to stay the day

Only the 1st idea
That's all that really counts
You may have 2nd thoughts
About being a 3rd country
But time is marching 4th
La5the truth offends you
The mu6that which holds
Our 7thoughts together
Our seven thoughts together
Our seven thoughts together
Our seven thoughts together
Our seven thoughts together

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from About Us / They Don't Love You Back, released March 29, 2019

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