Family II (Captain Swing)

from by Fear of the Forest

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    In a four-panel 'digipack' eco-card case, with intriguing original artwork by Carol Arnold, moody and mysterious photography by Scott Brimley.

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In the beginning it was the sign of civilisation
The greatest thing since the invention of the wheel
But it's their purpose to procure their profits' prediction
It is the desert of the real

That day it started at the sign of the Leathern Bottle
The papermakers gathered hundreds on the heath
Against the wheels, against the engines and the metal
Against the progress that they preach

You can choose your battles but you cannot choose your weapon
You may have the sledgehammers but they have got the guns
And all your anger is just giving them a reason
But you've got to fight although you know
They've already won

Another shot and I thought I saw someone falling
But it was just an old man who was getting in the way
The reverend's read the Riot Act but no one's listening
He's on the side of the machine anyway

At Mr Spicer's Glory Mill it's the final showdown
All the king's horses and the Grenadier Guards
'We will have no more stories, we will have them all down'
Until the killing starts

Last time I saw you it was at Portsmouth harbour
When the prison ship was taking you away
They say Van Diemen's Land is hard, but it will be harder
For those who fight another day

Depend on the machine
Defending the machine
We're caught in the machine


from Fairy Tale Ending, released November 21, 2016
Kate Arnold - hammered dulcimer, violin, vocals
Jonathan Clayton - cello
Chris Cornetto - cajon
Elizabeth Nott - hand drum
Mark Stefanicki - hurdy gurdy

Written by Kate Arnold



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Fear of the Forest London, UK

Fear of the Forest is a unique project combining folk, classical, medieval and Middle Eastern influences with intriguing lyrical content. Fronted by Kate Arnold on vocals, hammered dulcimer and violin, the band’s sound has been described as ‘punk baroque’ and combines a strong percussive element (two Iranian dafs/frame drums!) with unusual time signatures and modal elements. ... more

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