7. Fences

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Roman Rhodes: Vocals, acoustic guitar, bass, keyboards / Tim Wiltshire: Electric guitar, banjo, harmonica, slide giutar & backing vocal/ Atsushi Akazawa: Violin/ Kyoko Fukuzawa: Backing vocals/ Naruhisa Tanimoto & John Hulaton: Drums & Percussion
2005-12-25
Words & Music Roman Rhodes

Lyrics

Fences * 2 line excerpt: "Do not go gentle into that good night. Rage, rage against the dying of the light," is from Do Not Go Gentle into That Good Night by Dylan Thomas, and appears in THE POEMS OF DYLAN THOMAS. Copyright 1952 by Dylan Thomas. Reprinted by permission of New Directions Publishing Corp. U.S.A. and David Higham Associates U.K. 1. Life goes by much too quickly, I could cry, but I'm too tired, for my mind is wired 'gainst itself. 2. Yes the years have always been greener on the other side of the fence, once no problem, but now I'm on my defence. 3. For the fences are much higher, they are barbed and electrically wired and the good life is now an offence. (Chorus A): I don't know if I can climb past you. Seems I need some magic to get me through, to break beyond this tragic mediocre ground; don't let the bastards get you down. Rage, rage against the dying of the light. Do no go gentle 'to that good night. 4. Death comes all too quick now, with no warning or no glory. Our unsung story is too soon finished. 5. And the unlearnt bards of our media read only of our goals unaccomplished, and the meaning of our life seems much diminished. (Chorus B): But I won't let those bastards get me down! Though the lawnmowers of modern death try to cut short my every blade of breath, :I'll rage, rage into the dying of the night, :I won't go gentle 'to that good night::

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