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Living a Lie

from Be The Architect by Hope and Social

  • "Be The Architect" - Box Set

    A beautiful Box Set - Including...
    - Be The Architect live CD recorded on the night.
    - Hope and Social début album Architect of This Church
    - Our second album "April" on CD
    - Our third studio album "Sleep Sound" on CD
    - our debut EP
    - our acoustic reworkings album, "Cotton Wool and Knotted Wood" on CD
    - 80-page Be the Architect hardback book - We asked all who came to the Be The Architect show to help us record the evening. We asked them to write a wish/poem/prayer/hope and submit it to us for inclusion in the Be The Architect box set. The result is an incredible 80 page insight into people's lives in 2009. It's a beautiful and inspiring artifact.
    - Prayer Song (Bonus Track) - Excerpts of people's "prayers" were made into a new work by Hope and Social. This is included in the download, i.e. not on the physical CD.
    ...all in a beautiful leatherette (yes, leatherette) box with silver H&S logo. Wow.

    Also includes immediate download of the album in your choice of 320k mp3, FLAC, or just about any other format you could possibly desire. ;)
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"Living a Lie"

You know it's all in the eyes
We could change the world tonight
Take my hand
It'll be alright

We're running the race to the line
We're fighting the good good fight
Take my hand
Pray to God I'm right

You know it's all in the eyes
And this cruel suspicious mind
Won't relax 'til I've seen yours cry
So cry once for all mankind
Cry twice for the love of your life
Take my hand
It'll be alright

You know it's all in the eyes
We could change the world tonight
Take my hand
It'll be alright


from Be The Architect, track released December 14, 2009


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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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