Not From Above!

from Not From Above! by Alexander's Festival Hall

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Not from above!
It’s become rather clear just as we’d all feared right at the start
That light in the sky’s not enough, but the face we saw, was yours
True, the rumours compelled, but the newspapers sold us a pup
At the top of the hills it was cold, and that henge an unspeaking clock

Pious words can get mumbled (and)
True... the story’s always taller than trees
True… we only wanted something to believe in
If truth is beauty, be someone we can see...

Not from above!
Couldn’t see as near or far, the ravine claimed our car, but we looked
Cos’ we’d heard that your name was a star, to be gazed and loved upon
Well, no tablets of stone were on sale at the summit’s gift shop
but our mission was suddenly clear, your name would reign from here
Not from... a leaflet from the seminary
Not from... a hope for the extraordinary
Not from... documents imaginary
Not from... any thought that we would marry
Not from... wisdom partly planetary
Not from... overconfident vocabulary
Not from... an order from the military
Not from... the fear of being solitary
Not from above!
Felt as sure as we had about anything we’d ever done
And your face in the dark was the light, a sight as bright as the sun...
The terror was firmer when love was the thunder we felt
And that thought was a smile a word, and by firelight we melt…

Pious words can get mumbled (and)
True... the story’s always taller than trees
True… we only wanted something to believe in
If truth is beauty, be someone we can see...
True… biased hearts often stumble
Cos the truth is somewhat harder to read
And true, we only wanted someone to believe in
So if truth is beauty be someone we can see...

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from Not From Above!, released April 25, 2019

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Alexander's Festival Hall London, UK

Alexander's Festival Hall is a sort of English pop confection, a mix of regretful ballads and occasional pop rainbows. New album 'Not From Above!' is both music and book of stories. Twelve lush romantic songs and a collection of darkly comic thought experiments.

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