The Real Thing (Live)

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Now the water's flowing fast beneath the bridge
So many miles have passed beneath the wheel
The leaves are stirring up around our feet
And we're sitting here just trying to break the deal
Just like Blondin with his smile on the wire
When we see the smoke we cry fire
When we see the smoke we cry fire

Tonight by bag is packed
For the ones who push their heads into the ground
And the lines we have scratched into the map
Are splintered and cracked, shackled and bound
But it feels like we're still crossing barbed wire
When we see the smoke we cry fire
When we see the smoke we cry fire

Just look out your window, trace your footprints in the snow
Look out your window, see how far we have to go
Like the brief kiss of light to the silver nitrate
This is the real thing.

You know we stamp on thin ice
But it's hard to see the second we ignored our own advice
We're so used to a second chance
But it's not the night for wallflowers take my hand, let's dance
We're turning up the sound a little higher
When we see the smoke we cry fire
When we see the smoke we cry fire

Just look out your window, trace your footprints in the snow
Look out your window, see how far we have to go
Like the brief kiss of light to the silver nitrate
This is the real thing.

This is the right time
This is the moment
Like the first breaking light through the clouds
And we're snatching the pull chord
'cause this is the real thing
This time we're going to sing it out loud

And we're towing the line now
'cause this is the moment
Like the first breaking light through the clouds
And we're snatching the pull chord
'cause this is the real thing
This time we're going to sing it out loud

credits

from Steer In The Night, released September 8, 2014
Words and Music by Robin Beatty (PRS/MCPS)

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The Old Dance School Birmingham, UK

Duelling fiddles, soaring brass crescendos, and irresistible grooves, The Old Dance School's expansive, cinematic sound charts their remarkable journey from ballet school basement jam sessions and cowshed rehearsals, to remote lighthouses, to headline appearances at international festivals. ... more

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