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Length: 5:23

Date: September 14, 2009

Copyright: Opium (Arts) Ltd.

Featuring Franz Hautzinger and Werner Dafeldecker.


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Personnel

music: dafeldecker/fennesz/moser/rowe/sylvian
lyrics: sylvian
guitar: keith rowe
acoustic bass: werner dafeldecker
cello: michael moser
laptop, guitar: christian fennesz
trumpet: franz hautzinger
vocals: david sylvian

Lyrics

There's a man down in the valley
Who doesn't speak in his own tongue
He bears a grudge against the English
The tune to which his songs are sung

There's a man down in the valley
Who is moving back in time
It's a physical ascension
You can watch him as he climbs

The farmer's wives are at their windows
They've seen him wind his way for hours
They tell the kids to lower their voices
And pretend that they are out

There's a man down in the valley
Trying to stop time in its tracks
His boots lie heavy on the grasses
But it keeps on pushing back

And his wife she was a painter
But now she stains the altar black
He's out bird watching on the islands
And she wishes he'd come back

There's a man down in the valley
And he dreams of moving west
Of battles raged against the furies
That might see him at his best

There's a man down in the valley
Don't know his right foot from his left

Don't know his right foot from his left

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Christian Fennesz (performer)
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Christian Fennesz (music)
Images copyright by its respective copyright owner
Keith Rowe (music)
Images copyright by its respective copyright owner
Keith Rowe (performer)
Photo copyright: Klaus Muempfer
Werner Dafeldecker (performer)
Photo copyright: Klaus Muempfer
Werner Dafeldecker (music)
Polwechsel: Martin Brandlmayr - Michael Moser Burkhard Beins - John Butcher - Werner Dafeldecker
Michael Moser (music)
Polwechsel: Martin Brandlmayr - Michael Moser Burkhard Beins - John Butcher - Werner Dafeldecker
Michael Moser (performer)

This track can be found on:

6 panel digipack - front
Manafon

Beautiful digipak featuring exquisite artwork from Ruud Van Empel and designe....

Packageshot
Manafon (CD+DVD Deluxe Edition)

Deluxe version containing regular CD plus DVD with the new feature length docu....

German promo - disc
Manafon (German promo)

German promo on CDR. There were only a handful made and distributed to selecte....

front (including obi)
Manafon (Japanese version)

Japanese release featuring a bonus track and booklet!

Inlay sheet
Manafon (Japanese promo)

Japanese P-Vine promo of Manafon

Manafon discs
Manafon (vinyl)

Beautiful vinyl version. Limited to 1200 copies.

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Manafon (Russia)

Russian counterfeit but looks incredibly good.

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A Victim Of Stars, 1982-2012

New compilation released on Februari 29th 2012.

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A Victim Of Stars, 1982-2012 (sampler)

Official EMI CD-R sampler for A Victim Of Stars

front, inlay sheet
A Victim Of Stars, 1982-2012 (2CDR UK promo)

Official EMI UK  2 CD-R promo for A Victim Of Stars 1982-2012

front inlay sheet
A Victim Of Stars, 1982-2012 (2CDR DE promo)

Official German EMI 2 CD-R promo for A Victim Of Stars 1982-2012

jewelbox package with obi
A Victim Of Stars, 1982 - 2012 (Japan, Limited pressing)

Japanese limited pressing of this compilation released on October 2nd 2013 and....

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