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Animals Dine With Me

from Songs from the Bar of Lost Souls by Hope and Social

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Come shed your skin in the bar of souls
Come bleed your heart you blood red rose
Animals dine with me
Animals dine with me

Thieves bring your gold and your selfish woes
Lovers bring hands that are predisposed
To sordid and sinful deeds
Sticky unsavory

Sailors bring love in your 10CCs
The kind that won't last through the slightest breeze
The birds and the bastard bees
All come and dine with me

Come spread your seed or your misery
Either or or it's the same to me
Come animals dine with me
Come animals dine with me

We've seen them all in this bar of souls
The wolves and the whores and the unfathomable shoals
Breed after wondrous breed
All animals dine with me


from Songs from the Bar of Lost Souls, released May 5, 2009
Written and recorded by Richard Huxley, Ed Waring and Simon Wainwright


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Hope and Social Leeds

In the tradition of the travelling bands, we guess we’re a bit like a Yorkshire E-Street Band...meets Arcade Fire...meets The Faces…meets Dexys Midnight Runners…meets Prefab Sprout…at a party...in an argument about who gets to have sex with David Bowie. We're not as good at describing ourselves as others are, so...

"a big sound from this impressive outfit...inspired, anthemic, great" - Q magazine
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