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Song for Someone

from Acoustic Overspill by Overspill Poets

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A rueful lament about love, loss and not quite letting go in a tuning favoured by Nick Drake


I heard that you were hitched and happy
With a family to boot
And things are working out
For you

Well I've been digging through my diaries
Picking out the seeds
The ones that never seemed
To fruit

Trying to grow into the man
Grow into the man
I know I am

And I read every word you wrote me
All that time ago
Saying how you felt you had
To go

Said I was a sweet distraction
My plans were all insane
And you feared I'd be the same
For you

Well I hope you found the love
Hope you found the love
You passed up

I could have been a prime contender
Or I could have been a jerk
Don't know which would work
On you

A poet or a portait painter
I could have been a thief
Or any other thing
I chose

But I never was the man
Never was the man
You think I am


from Acoustic Overspill, released November 5, 2011
Vocals: Tim Taylor
Guitar: George Kitching
Words and music: George Kitching


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Overspill Poets UK

Overspill Poets released their debut album, Thompson Falls, in Oct 2009 to critical acclaim. Subba-Cultcha described it as "A living, breathing lexicon of catchy, hook-laden lo-fi opulence infused within layers of guitar driven alt-country". The band then unplugged to explore their folk and Americana influences. The result is the stripped down, warm and initimate sound of Acoustic Overspill. ... more

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