One for Sorrow

by Magpie Instinct

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released April 7, 2012



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Magpie Instinct Cardiff, UK

Magpie Instinct is the musical project of songwriting partnership, Tim Cox and Hugh Everett from Cardiff formed in the Autumn of 2011. Combining a love for guitar-pop melodies, catchy choruses and dreamily driven soundscapes with witty confessions of melancholy, spite and resentment to produce a triumphantly bittersweet sound. ... more

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Track Name: Joy
Remember what my father said?
We laughed it off at the time
He was nearer to the mark,
Maybe everything's not fine.

And if I asked you to come back now
I know that you would not just decline,
You'd look me in the eyes and say;
'I would rather die.'

So I'm burning all the bridges,
That we built up over time.
Not that I'd admit it,
I've been quite unkind.

A rat running from a ship we manned,
I'm running from the life we planned,
But it's darker now in front,
Than it ever was behind.

So I admit that I have lost my way,
But would I say that you were right?
I couldn't look myself in the eyes
No, I would rather die.