LYRICS

All Instrumental

1. Body in a River
2. Mnemonic Discordance
3. Seaside Smokes
4. Canal Life
5. Locks & Barges
6. Haitian Fight Song
7. Sex on the Docks
8. Inexorable
9. Warm Sheets
10. Dirty Hair
11. Bastard
12. The Lodger
13. Ineluctable
14. Speechless
15. The Great Western Road

A man sticks his fingers inside of his mouth
The words are stuck in there
He fishes them out
Whispers and mumbles, statements and verse, curses and love songs
For nobody else

Man takes a pencil and puts down his thoughts
The old human highway from Eden to Nod
Brothers and sisters, husbands and wives, strangers and cripples
In love with their lives

How they dance
In a trance
Where the river bends
Here we go,
Don't you know
That it never ends
Some who ride
Some who slide
Everyone you know
Travels on
That great western road

How they laugh
Raise a glass
Take a bottle down
Any face any place
In this northern town
Dragging on
Send them home, Glasgow and Rome
Travel on
That great western road

Man goes to show world
And dreams of the stars
He leans to the left
He leans to the north
He learns to be humble
He learns from the trees
And all of God's creatures
To him they would speak
Saying wake up my little lambs
Wake up it's time to begin
Wake up it's all that you are
Wake up and it's not very far

Beggar-man soldier-man beggar-man and thief
Some are young
Some are old
And some on their knees
Broken legs broken nose
Swaying to and fro
As they walk
The great western road

Every snake
Every bird
Every creeping thing
Like a knife
In the night
I see her again
Blessed heart
Blessed word
Blessed skin and bones
All along
That great western road

CREDITS

String Arrangements by Malcolm Lindsay & DB

Music recorded & mixed at CaVa Sound Workshops, Glasgow
Mixed by Tony Doogan
Mastered by Greg Calbi, Sterling Sound, NYC
Assistant Mixer: Michael Bannister
Musicians Coordinator: Gill Mills, Hoover Dam
Project Coordinator: Kara Finlay

Design by Danielle Spencer & DB
Photo by Neil Davidson c. HanWay

Lisa Aferiat: Violin [3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 10, 11, 12, 14, 15]
Caroline Barber: Cello [1, 7]
Georgia Boyd: Viola [3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 10, 11, 12, 14, 15]
Barry Burns : Keys [3, 4, 5, 15], Piano [1, 5, 7, 8, 13], Delay Guitar [1, 2], Hammond [9, 10, 14], Rhodes [10, 11, 13, 14]
David Byrne: Vocals & Guitar [14, 15]
Richard Colburn: Drums [13], Percussion [1, 9]
Donald Gillan: Cello [3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 14, 15]
Robert Irvine: Cello [3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 10, 11, 12, 14, 15]
Greg Lawson: Violin [3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 10, 11, 12, 14, 15]
Una McGlone: Bass [1, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 13, 14, 15]
Gregor Philp: Samples [1, 5, 7, 9, 13]
Johnny Quinn: Drums [3, 4, 5, 8, 10, 13, 14, 15], Percussion [11], Tympani [8]
Alasdair Roberts: Hurdy Gurdy [7]
John Somerville: Accordian [1, 7, 10, 14]
Fiona Stephen: Violin [3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 10, 11, 12, 14, 15]

Published by Moldy Fig Music (BMI)
except "Haitian Fight Song" [6]
Written by Charles Mingus
Published by Jazz Workshop, Inc. (100% world) (BMI)
Performed by The Hung Drawn Quartet
Produced by David Byrne
Arranged by Raymond MacDonald

The Hung Drawn Quartet:
Raymond MacDonald: Alto Sax
Allon Beauvoisin: Baritone Sax
Graeme Wilson: Tenor Sax
Stuart Brown: Drums
Keith Edwards: Alto Sax
George Lyle: Bass

Young Adam
Written and Directed by DAVID MACKENZIE
Produced by JEREMY THOMAS
Starring Ewan McGregor, Tilda Swinton, Peter Mullan
and Emily Mortimer

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