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Fast Train

from Sleep Sound by Hope and Social

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Bless my soul what's wrong with me,
I'm shaking now like a shaking tree,
Let's go stateside.
Walked the wire and we sold a few but we've,
But we've got to do what a man would do,
We'll go stateside.

On and on and on it rolls.
On and on and on it rolls.
On a fast train, on a faster train...

Bless my soul well this is the life,
It's one less hello and it's one more goodbye,
Now we're stateside.
Take my lover and take my child,
And I'll learn to sing in a country style,
Now we're stateside.

On and on and on it rolls.
On and on and on it rolls.
On a fast train, on a faster train, on a fast rock rollin' train.

I'll call you from LA,
I'll say what you want me to say,
That we're just about to hit the stars.
Yes we're just about to hit the stars.
And I'll call you from New York,
Yes I'll call you from New York,
And if I can make it fail there,
I can make it fail anywhere.

Bless my soul well I've hit the ground,
I'll find myself when I want to be found,
It's not stateside.
I'm going to stay in a northern town,
My friends and my family will anchor me down,
It's not a failure,
To say I love you.

On a fast train, on a faster train, on a fast rock rollin' train.

We could make it here,
We could make it there,
Because we can make it anywhere.


from Sleep Sound, released May 10, 2011


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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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