Redemption

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

I was walking home to my house through the snow from the station
When Springsteeen came clear in my headphones with a pertinent question.
Oh is love really real and can any of us hope for redemption,
Or are we all merely biding our time down to lonely conclusions?

Darling let me take your hand as I talk you through this,
How my loneliness edged into deep seated psychosis,
Lying awake in crowded hotels rooms focussed on tape hiss,
With my failings laid clear on the ceiling, I don't think I can do this.

I've tried so hard to not turn into my father
But if I only ever skip out his choices, will I ever choose better?
Oh the sad truth is that the grass, it will always seem greener,
So I left you alone in a restaurant in London in winter.
You deserve better.

Adam Trask is on my back and in my ears.
And the sound comes clear and brings the awful truth:
I can't stand what I've done to you.
It's written clear in my diary:
Today should've been our anniversary.
But I'm far away and I'm far apart,
And you're back home with a broken heart,
And so love is real and I can't escape,
I only ever have myself to blame.

These failures shift and shake me in the night,
Like I fever I can't break, try as I might.
Wake me darling, I need you to take me home,
But I know that in the end redemption is mine, and mine alone.

If each of us is made up of a tally of mistakes and successes,
Then that hour in that restaurant makes my score less than impressive.
But each can be redeemed with the courage with which he confesses
So darling, I miss you, your music, and your musk and your kisses.

I don't think I can do this.

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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Killer show in Fort Lauderdale last night. Show 2420. https://t.co/h9EqQqL0Wj

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Reunited with my wife @jessguise and boarding a cruise ship. Today is a good day. Onwards @saltydogcruise_ ! @ Fort… https://t.co/Ib4aO1qaF7

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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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Shows in Mexico, Canada, the USA and on the cruise ship were all wonderful, but god damn it’s nice to get home, esp… https://t.co/TbPCMem3Pc

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Shows in Mexico, Canada, the USA and on the cruise ship were all wonderful, but god damn it’s nice to get home, esp… https://t.co/TbPCMem3Pc

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Four years gone, and always missed. https://t.co/DmzjIbyoCg

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Shows 2422 and 2423 on saltydogcruise - an amazing weekend. I’m so hungover I’ve ceased to exist. Let’s do it again… https://t.co/8px0MmNext

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If anyone on the @saltydogcruise is checking twitter (!!), maybe hang around deck 13 at 11pm.

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Shows in Mexico, Canada, the USA and on the cruise ship were all wonderful, but god damn it’s nice to get home, esp… https://t.co/TbPCMem3Pc

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@frankturner

Four years gone, and always missed. https://t.co/DmzjIbyoCg

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@frankturner

End of the full band show on saltydogcruise - just after a quick dip in the pool, cheered on by @nathen_maxwell https://t.co/4O9itTA3R0

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@frankturner

Shows 2422 and 2423 on saltydogcruise - an amazing weekend. I’m so hungover I’ve ceased to exist. Let’s do it again… https://t.co/8px0MmNext

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@frankturner

If anyone on the @saltydogcruise is checking twitter (!!), maybe hang around deck 13 at 11pm.

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@frankturner

Reasonably accurate summation of day one of @saltydogcruise_ https://t.co/Kvrqdbbc2m

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@frankturner

Killer show in Fort Lauderdale last night. Show 2420. https://t.co/h9EqQqL0Wj

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@frankturner

Reunited with my wife @jessguise and boarding a cruise ship. Today is a good day. Onwards @saltydogcruise_ ! @ Fort… https://t.co/Ib4aO1qaF7

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