Manafon

Released at September 14, 2009

Release date:

September 14, 2009

Copyright:

Opium (Arts) Ltd.

Length:

5:23

Status:

Official

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

Video

Manafon

Featuring Franz Hautzinger and Werner Dafeldecker.

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

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