by William D. Drake

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Recorded as part of The Rising of the Lights sessions by Gaz Williams at Fliskin Manor Studios and Cattleford Beeches. Mixed by Mark Cawthra at That Studio.
Some of the words are from a poem by Milton
photo : Jean Sonia Peterson


Lawrence, of virtuous father, virtuous son,
Now that the fields are dank and ways are mire,
Where shall we sometimes meet and by the fire
Help waste a sullen day, what may be won?

Of the hard season gaining, time will run,
On further 'til Favonius reinspire,
The frozen earth, and clothe in fresh attire
The lily and the rose, that neither sowed nor spun.

Lawrence,we love you, please believe us,
You need us, and we need you too.


released November 5, 2012
Nicola Baigent - baritone and tenor saxophones; Mark Cawthra - drums; William D. Drake - piano, vocals; James Larcombe - television organ, vocals; Richard Larcombe - guitars, vocals; Dug Parker - vocals; Gaz Williams - bass guitar.



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