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Track 3. A song about the vanishing mysteries of the world.

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as i walked down my winter's road
the wind was blowing mighty cold
there was nothing in the hedgerow
nothing in the lane
still i kept my fingers drawn
in the pockets of my coat
and I drew my scarf around my neck
to keep me from the cold

there's no mystery anymore
the dark corners of the world
have been lit
and rounded off

i passed by a factory
belching bitter steel
and I glimpsed up at the window
a beast stood at the wheel
oh he snorted when he saw me
and vanished in the smoke
the snake-pipes of industry
perpetuate the joke

there's no mystery anymore
the dark corners of the world
have been lit
and rounded off

i bought a paper from a roadside stand
and read it in the park
dracula was in the lonely hearts
the yeti's been arrested
the loch ness monster's scandalised
embezzling public charity funds
his reputation's ruined and
his wife's run off with the milkman

there's no mystery anymore
the dark corners of the world
have been lit
and rounded off

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from Sounds of the Insect World, released December 28, 2012

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Spirit Level Swansea, UK

Swansea- based blues folk rock band Spirit Level played together from 2011 - 2013, though most of the members had been playing together for much longer as a loose improvisation/noise/metal/video game music band. After two albums, guitarist and songwriter John Mear left to concentrate on his other material. The other members of the band continued on in a more progressive style as News From Nowhere. ... more

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