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  1. Stone and bone

Features on the 2020 Matt Hill album 'Savage Pilgrims'.
Produced by Sam Lench and Matt Hill
Matt Hill - Vocals, Banjo, Electric Guitar, Bass
James Youngjohns Electric Guitars
Kirsty McGee Vocals, Musical saw

Lyrics

Stone and bone (Matt Hill)

I'm made from flagstone, grindstone, knucklebone, thighbone,
Capstone, kerbstone, tailbone, whalebone
Cobblestone, milestone, backbone, jawbone.
I'm built from stone and bone

There are no monuments on these bone dry fields
to commemorate those buried here
Just wretched poor on wretched poor
A hundred thousand souls
The prostitute, the destitute
Those cast aside by institute
From the borough slum to the boiler rooms
They've all been shovelled here

CHORUS
In the name of progress the city cries
You may dance upon my stones tonight
But feed my slots with coins that shine
You're all just bones to me
And I'm built from stone and bone.

Here comes London's forgotten dead
Crawling from the flower beds
Withered and sucked to a dusk dry husk
By the roots of ancient trees
Then Landed gentry in wigs and gowns
They run but then they're hunted down
And hung upon their apron strings
All laid compass square

CHORUS

I'm made from flagstone, grindstone, knucklebone, thighbone
Capstone, kerbstone, tailbone, whalebone
Cobblestone, milestone, backbone, jawbone
Crossbones, headstone, wishbone, tombstone

Pilgrim Fathers fill their plates
On tables made from fractured slates
As they feast upon the greying graves
Of a hundred thousand souls
Then the earth below them starts to shake
As the spectral form of William Blake
Storms into the Stock Exchange
And fire fills the sky

CHORUS