One Foot Before The Other

England Keep My Bones, Frank Turner

Contributors
Vocals, Acoustic Guitar, Harmonica: Frank Turner
Electric Guitar, Mandolin, Vocals: Ben Lloyd
Bass: Tarrant Anderson
Piano, Organ, Keyboard, String Arrangements, Vocals: Matt Nasir
Drums, Percussion, Mandolin, Vocals: Nigel Powell
Lyrics

On the very day I die the very last of my desires
Is that you taken my broken body and commit it to the fire
And then when the fire is finished, scrape up the ashes in a tin
And take them down to London's drinking reservoirs and throw them in
And then specks infinitesimal of my mortal remains
Will slide down seven million throats and into seven million veins
And I will creep through their capillaries to the marrow of their bones
And they will wake to bright new mornings and then wordlessly they'll know

That I remain
I am remembered

And so these seven million innocents will have me in their blood
And when they die they'll burn their bodies or be buried in the mud
And I will spread through streams and rivers like a virus through a host
From the hamlets to the cities, from the rivers to the coast
And from there into the channel, across the great Atlantic ocean
And ever onwards to the new world through the water's gentle motions
Until parts of me are part of every landmass, every sea
In the rain upon your crops, and in the very air you breathe

I remain
I am remembered
And though the things I love will be washed away in the rain
I remain

I'm not convinced of the existence of these things that don't exist
Yeah by Jewish boys with big ideas and scratches on their wrists
By a loving or a vengeful God, or one who'd condescend
To wash his hands down in the mire among the misery of men
Or by ever turning circles hanging timeless in the sky
Like a dreamcatcher distracting from the fact you're going to die
But I place one foot before the other, confident because
I know that everything we are right now is everything that was
That Wat Tyler, Woody Guthrie, Dostoyevsky, Davy Jones
Have all dissolved into the ether and have crept into my bones
And all the cells in all the lines upon the backs of both my hands
Were once carved into the details of two feet upon the sand

So we remain, we are remembered
And though the things we love will be washed away in the rain
We remain.

Upcoming Shows

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  1. 11.22.2019
    Dunfermline, United Kingdom
    No Man's Land Tour
  2. 11.24.2019
    Cardiff, United Kingdom
    No Man's Land Tour
  3. 11.25.2019
    Southampton, United Kingdom
    No Man's Land Tour
  4. 11.26.2019
    Manchester, United Kingdom
    No Man's Land Tour
  5. 11.27.2019
    Newcastle Upon Tyne, United Kingdom
    No Man's Land Tour

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Frank Turner

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Singer-songwriter Frank Turner has had an extraordinary two-years in his native England. Heralded as "The people's prince of punk poetry" by the NME, he ...

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Had a chat with @SharpCheddar856 about all things @Mongol_Horde and the upcoming US tour.

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Spent my afternoon recording some vocals with @emilybarkerhalo and getting ready for the Uk tour! @ London, United… https://t.co/imgsZB3Y4F

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