The Sun Is Cracking The Flags (single)

by James Henry

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Single edit taken from the track of the same name on the album "Overspill", with an unreleased track as a b-side.

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released May 10, 2010

All vocals and instruments - James Henry

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Track Name: The Sun Is Cracking The Flags (single edit)
The sun is cracking the flags
Shoving the nags o' the world back underneath their stones
The sun is mugging the rain
Making it plain to the world, she's out to ease them bones

Sun in Valletta - listening to Frank & to Captain Beefheart
Makes me feel better
Since I split up with my childhood sweetheart

Chorus

Sail in to Rio - served with papers by two hyenas
Dampens my brio
She's taking me to the bloody cleaners

Chorus

In Nicosia - smash the phone in a fit of frenzy
Just miss Maria
Walk over, kiss her, get married Wednesday

Chorus

Leave me bathing, gently...........
Leave me bathing, gently……….
Why don’t you leave me bathing gently this evening……?

Chorus

Oh-ho-may-he, oh-ho-may-he
(Yellow rumpled dufflecoat)
I KNOW
Track Name: Empty Stair
Pride of many long, drawn nights
Waiting, tired
Praying she’ll be here around half-nine

I look on an empty stair - I look on an empty stair

Tried to make the time go wild
Killing time
An inhumane way to grind it down

I look on an empty stair - I look on an empty stair

Gust of a summer’s tail end raps the window sill
Dust from a waiter’s hairstyle floats on the whisky spill
Plans and women all get laid
A long way from my grasp
What is now?
You may well ask......

Cried a silent banshee cry
A look-alike
Walks in the hallway – I don’t know why

I look on an empty stair - I look on an empty stair

Stride away from candlelight
Feeling fine
All that I feel isn’t fly-by-night

I look on an empty stair - I look on an empty stair

Gust of a summer’s tail end raps the window sill
Dust from a waiter’s hairstyle floats on the whisky spill

I look on an empty stair
I look on an empty stair……………