Wessex Boy

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

Let me tell you all a little story of the things I've found
Hanging out and drinking with my friends in the cathedral grounds
And later dodging drunks as we dance along Jewry street
As we wander uptown to the Railway for our friends to meet.

There's something about coming back to your hometown again
The place where you grew up and where you found your firmest friends
And though none of them still live here and I've got nowhere to go
I'm a Wessex boy, and when I'm here I'm home.

Let me tell you all a little story of the things I've lost
Huddling for warmth up on the top step of the Buttercross
Or sitting on the benches by the bridges at the riverside
Counting down the hours for the buses because I missed my ride.

There's something about coming back to your hometown again
The place where you grew up and where you found your firmest friends
And though none of them still live here and I've got nowhere to go
I'm a Wessex boy, and when I'm here I'm home.

And one day I will here this song, anonymous and sweet
Ringing our from a busker's guitar upon the ancient city streets
I'll pause a while and smile before I continue on alone
Somebody else will sing the words, and I'll feel like I'm home.

There's something about hometowns that you never can escape
The triumphs and the tragedies, the tawdry little fates
The welling of nostalgia, the feeling kind of strange
Because despite all of the little changes, the place still feels the same
But then there's something about coming back to your hometown again
The place where you grew up and where you found your firmest friends
And though none of them still live here and I've got nowhere to go
I'm a Wessex boy, and when I'm here I'm home.

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

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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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@frankturner

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

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

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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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Getting ready to BOARD A FUCKING SHIP

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