Patrick Wolf - Blackdown Lyrics

And I walked west Sussex sunlight
Up by dead mans pool
Where ma, mudlark and lewes
Stared me down, you drunken fool
Old teenage debts engulfed my chest
As I contemplate death

Put a challenge to its glamour
And all its loss and glory

Wet afternoon breath
Was taken deep into my lungs
Thinking of the man I must become

My story has just begun
And I will be returning to myself soon

For I've been alone for too many
Of the great moments in my life
Alone like so many

But at this moment in my life.....
Father, father, any way I can help ye?
I am only just growing better to know thee....

Thank you for all the things you've given to our family...
Given with your heart to your wife and my sister and me...

Now I look out west of battle where our ancestors lie in grave,
Out to breed where the blacksmith put root to our family name...
I get proud of my birthright,
Think of the things I must leave
When I leave behind the city

And the living


(The temple of the winds blows, until the boy wakes from his six year slumber... alive, alone, we take the next step)

Deep down inside of me

You are not the maker nor the master of me
Help me to better support my family
To better better of a brother be....

Deep down inside of me

You are not the wrecker nor the ruler of me

Deep down in me

I've been alone for so many of these great moments in my life...
Lone like so many

But at this moment of my life

Desire, despair and death
I challenge thee...

All as I walked up on blackdown

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  1. Lehlila Devandria

    My heart truly aches and sings at the same time with this.

  2. Hrad B

    "His music is my home"

  3. lily

    for some time, I shamefully forgot about Patrick Wolf. But I'm sure that somehow I always come back and will love it even more. I've never found a musican that can move me more than he does. with every song.

  4. Karolcia1993

    I have no words for Patrick. Absolutely no words. His music is my home.

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  7. Heikki4611K

    This song is AMAZING. I love it because it makes me cry and it gives me happiness at the same time.

  8. KsAnNa

    He sings with such emotion. It moves me.

  9. Duke de PallMall

    I think nobody's more brilliantly blended folk & singer/songwriterdom since the glorious days of Kate Bush (Jig of Life anyone?)

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  11. Will Stringer

    Me too. This, for me, makes this his best song yet. Its just so full of emotion &...AH! I just love it.

  12. David Cariboo

    Perhaps the worst song of the album.

  13. allison tracz

    i have the chills