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Men Amongst the Trees

Outside

2022

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A true story from the Midlands, that ends in a darkroom.

If you go down to the woods today
You’re in for a sad surprise
Deep down in the forest
Way off from the beaten path
There’s something that’ll break your heart and open up your eyes
You might find the clearing
If you listen hard for clicks
You might find a semi-circle formed around a girl
C’mon c’mon c’mon now
C’mon c’mon c’mon relax
C’mon c’mon c’mon now
Point your blue eyes down the barrel
Hidden by the leaves
I can see some men amongst the trees
If you go down to the woods today
You might catch a glimpse of her body
No-one is apologising,
Everybody needs a hobby
You might have some feelings
You might feel some shame
You might see  men you recognise
You might try and work out who’s to blame
C’mon c’mon c’mon now
C’mon c’mon c’mon relax
C’mon c’mon c’mon now
Point your blue eyes down the barrel
Hidden by the leaves
I can see some men amongst the trees
It’s only natural
Such a beautiful thing
And no-one touches anybody else
As the sunlight starts to fade on this midlands woodland glade
Losing light it’s time to pass an envelope with fifty quid in cash
Next time that I saw you you were face down in a tray
in the stop bath, in the darkroom
the man said he was going to fix you
eight by ten
C’mon c’mon c’mon relax
C’mon c’mon c’mon now
Point your grey eyes at the girl
Hidden by the leaves
I can see some men amongst the trees.

Music & Lyrics by Hello Midlands