It Was Ever So

by Our Man In The Field

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A song inspired by the closure of the oldest fire station in London.


I have nailed my colours to the mast
I have left my colours in the past
I no longer carry the weight
Of the world on my back

They wrote me to tell me it was done
I wasn't half as broken as some
But for a while I struggled with the maths
And from the sun i slowly turned my back

They said from now on you'll be just a man
And you must get by any way you can
But I'll always stand by what we said
Sometimes you're heart should rule you're head

Now I only listen to the old
Who told me it was so
The world is changing by and by
So I must keep my powder dry

So I have nailed my colours to the mast
They can be seen by whoever walks past
And if you want to know what it was I've done
You can find out from anyone

You can find out from anyone.


released February 11, 2014
Our Man In The Field



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Our Man in The Field writes musical snapshots from the lives he's observed or the life he's lead. Influences include the open spaces of the North East Coast and the raw energy overflowing into London's sky line, and all the people in between.

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