November 12, 2015

Lyrics

Today I spent an hour and a half at Temple Meads
Waiting for a train that's waiting 'til the flood recedes
And being mid November it's more than a little cold
I feel it in my bones these days 'coz I'm getting old
And normally, as well you know, on tour I drive my van
But I've got this lift to Leeds on the tour bus from Nottingham
So this time I will take the train and I'll have to travel light
'Coz I'm on tour with my heroes from now 'til Sunday night

Oh there's no two ways about it, this is quite the life I chose
It's not glamorous or sexy, but that's just how it goes
It's service station sandwiches for breakfast, lunch and tea
And I wouldn't change a thing, it's the land pirate's life for me

After I had waited for an hour and a half
I gave up, I relented, not a single train had passed
If I am to make sound check then I will have to drive
So I went home and got in my van and hit the old M5
The motorways were kind to me and I arrived with time to spare
Met up with the other bands who were already there
Sound checked, had a bite to eat and then opened up the show
Then hung out with some strangers, they're just friends I don't yet know

Oh there's no two ways about it, this is quite the life I chose
It's not glamorous or sexy, but that's just how it goes
It's service station sandwiches for breakfast, lunch and tea
And I wouldn't change a thing, it's the land pirate's life for me

And now I'm miles away from anywhere I've been
In the company of thieves who stole my heart, my new found friends
And given half a chance I'd do it all again,
Oh I'd do it all again, do it all again,
In the blink of an eye I would do it all again

So when the show was over I headed up to Leeds
Kept one eye out for a lay-by, I'm a man of simple sleeping needs
Then on to Birmingham, and the London final show
But I can't drive my van inside that low emissions zone
So one more time, with fingers crossed, I had to get the train
And I hoped to God he hasn't let those rivers flood again
One more show to play and then for me this tour is done
Done at least 'til next week when I start another one

Oh there's no two ways about it, this is quite the life I chose
It's not glamorous or sexy, but that's just how it goes
It's service station sandwiches for breakfast, lunch and tea
And I wouldn't change a thing, it's the land pirate's life
The land pirate's life, the land pirate's life for me

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