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for the love of the l​*​rd

from le grand discours by FLOATINGHOME

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lyrics

i got your invitation
to dinner on thursday night
send my excuses to the lord
but by then i'll be too far gone to drop by

i'm heading out in the morning
to the other side of this life
to where the evil who dress up
in a suit and a smile reside
i'll write this note and send it off
he'll stand up between courses and confide
in his company that he's been less than good
"even the son of god lets things slide"

and though i still loved him
i put that love up for sale
for a gallon of petrol
to get me started on my way

but you know how i hold on
to the things i give away
but i gotta let this dead love go
this ones driving me insane
but i saw him at the pumps
as i was going up to pay
so i hid and i watched him
nostalgically

forgive me please for my sins
but i didn't realise
that we could leave that place separately or together
and still hold that love inside

but he's up in heaven now
with an angel by his side
and i'm trying to warm my fingers
on these fabled coals of this fabled night
my life of sin and debauchery
will begin with the morrows sunrise
as i leave this life in the ashes
you can see when you look in my eyes

credits

from le grand discours, released March 16, 2012
recorded by aidan, mixed & mastered by marcus
featuring:
aidan - vox / guitar / clarinet / bass in the middle bit / location recordings*
anna - sax
antoine - bass
augustin - drums
ben - cajon
francois, simon - vox
*location recordings captured in the gares de bruxelles luxembourg, berlin warschauerstraße and ottignies, as well as on the train 'r' between ottignies and bruxelles.

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floatinghome Berlin, Germany

Floatinghome is the brain-child of Irish singer, aidan. Based in Berlin and playing a folk-rock music with hints of his native Ireland creeping into the rythems, their sophomore album, "Dreams for Dreamers" is out now.
They have performed all over Europe, including support slots with Villagers, Get Well Soon, Anaïs Mitchell and Wallis Bird.
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