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Track 10. This is the second of two epics on the album, and is a song about endings.

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You and I have travelled here
from a green and pleasant land
across potholes and plotholes and fallow fields
With the future snapping at our heels
a brass band balance on the crest of a wave
polished gold flash serenade
but they're not playing our song
'cause they've never heard it sung.

the dragonflies grow old in the everday
tie a reef knot and venture out to sea
they sing a winding, willowing song
of the end of all roads - land's end

Venus and Mars have lost their minds
In the ragged night and time's all-weaving wave
stole away our hopeless dream
as we pawned our fates to the stars above
a steam powered donkey crashes into the sea
the gears within howl and spin
daring to unknow you or me
Another adventure begins.

the dragonflies grow old in the everday
tie a reef knot and venture out to sea
they sing a winding, willowing song
of the end of all roads - land's end

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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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