Ordinary Man

by Fear of the Forest

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Something's gonna happen
Something bad
And you can't stop it
You're just an ordinary man

It's on the TV
Terrible things
That people do with
No thought, no reasoning
It's hard to believe
That could happen here
When after all we've
Been safe for so many years
They keep you pacified
With their myths of love
And all the other things
Things you can never really have
It's on the TV
The latest panacea
Keeps you distracted
When you should be mad with fear
I think that you're the only one
Who knows what's really going on
Just look at all those fools
Always playing by the rules
Constructing their reality
Defining their normality
Ignoring the hostility
Excusing the stupidity
Well you can show them
I've got the perfect way
They need to know that
Death is never far away

It's not really me
It's the gun in my hand
It's the voice in my head
It's the line in the sand
No it's not really me
This is not what I planned
How could it be?
I'm just an ordinary man

And all the neighbours
Don't understand
How could this happen
He was such an ordinary man

(c) Kate Arnold


released June 3, 2015
Kate Arnold - vocals, hammered dulcimer, violin, percussion
Jon Clayton - cello, bass guitar, engineering
Nick Bieber - percussion
Chris Silvey - percussion, trumpets
Mark Stefanicki - hurdy-gurdy



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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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