Dr. Lindyke - The God Of All Small Boys (Shadow)

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It's a tale about a group of pre-teen boys; a coming of age story set in Dundee, Scotland during the Great War (WWI). The lyrics were based on a description of a "den" constructed by the boys, and depicts a single scene, on a grassy hillside into which the den is dug. Joe was then kind enough to write the song back into the book, thus it is quite literally a scene from the book.

I imagine this song as being the end credits song of the movie made from that book.

lyrics

A dreary Autumn's day
Just west of the sea
Beside the Law and Tay
You will find me

A shelter from the storm
Some corrugated iron
A bit of chimney pipe
A paint pot filled with fire
Will keep me warm...
Will keep me warm...

And The God of All Small Boys
is looking down
is looking down
The God Of All Small Boys
is looking down
is looking down
On me...

Listen, you can hear
Echoes of a war
Our fathers shed their blood
There is nothing more
That we hold dear...
That we hold dear...

And The God of All Small Boys
is looking down
is looking down
The God Of All Small Boys
is looking down
is looking down
On me...
On me...

The God of All Small Boys
is looking down
is looking down
The God Of All Small Boys
is looking down
is looking down
On me...
On me...
On me...
On me...

credits

from SpinTunes #9: Round 3, released August 12, 2014
Lyrics and Music: Dave Leigh
Voiceover monologue: Joe Lamb
Guitar: Dave Leigh
Vocals & Synth: Joe 'Covenant' Lamb

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