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. 9.25.2019
    Portsmouth, United Kingdom
    Wedgewood Rooms
  2. 10.4.2019
    Mexico, Mexico
    Foro Indierocks!
  3. 10.5.2019
    Guadalajara, Mexico
    C3 Stage
  4. 10.8.2019
    Montréal, Canada
    No Man's Land Tour
  5. 10.9.2019
    Ottawa, Canada
    Algonquin Commons Theatre

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Artist Bio

Frank Turner

Frank Turner

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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Great to see people are still enjoying the guitar tutorial videos, this one got requested after I shared how to pla… https://t.co/TpsI7Uh7x5

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Very excited for the upcoming No Man's Land tour! We're hitting North America first and then onto the UK, quite a f… https://t.co/Cy2VP86fEp

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@frankturner

This song has more chords in it than my entire first album! https://t.co/Lithu1BCYv

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@frankturner

Our latest @Mongol_Horde single ‘Godfrey Newman’ is now available to buy and stream on all good platforms! Check it… https://t.co/A5t5Z7nF93

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@frankturner

LA! I'm bringing the No Man's Land tour to you on October 28th. See you there! Tickets on sale this Friday, 10am lo… https://t.co/sGdNWaDMWi

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@frankturner

Great to see people are still enjoying the guitar tutorial videos, this one got requested after I shared how to pla… https://t.co/TpsI7Uh7x5

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@frankturner

Very excited for the upcoming No Man's Land tour! We're hitting North America first and then onto the UK, quite a f… https://t.co/Cy2VP86fEp

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@frankturner

I hope everyone enjoyed the new "Tales From No Man's Land" episode yesterday, all about the late great Nica Rothschild.

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@frankturner

What fun it was to join @JohnnyLloydUK in the @Xtra_Mile OB1 Truck at @2000trees Festival back in July for a live r… https://t.co/ToT2vpVtdb

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@frankturner

This was so much fun. @Scroobiuspipyo is one of the greats. https://t.co/iqRW78yl1K

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@frankturner

On the podcast this week we discuss the late great Nica Rothschild. Check it out! https://t.co/K2ARvGhY4y https://t.co/WoMYzozHoI

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