Promised Land

from by Marconi's Voodoo

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A live favourite, this track is all about getting carried away in the groove. The lyrics tell the tale of a rather feisty encounter on a night out.

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Yeah!
Just let yourself go
Just let yourself go

You see he spied a miniskirt
God damn he followed it all night
In his brand new expensive Levi's
FCUK t-shirt, nice and tight
And the sweat it stung his eyes
As he envisioned his young prize
When he spun her round and he met her gaze
He saw the whole world was in disguise

Every single one of you has a duty to perform tonight
I wanna see your darkest fears shaken from you like sweat
Children of Voodoo, you're safe in our arms
So let me tell you a little bit more about our friend, haha

The label on his bottle gave him the poise of a ladies man
And... made Venus rise in her, as he took her by the hand
And they danced a joyless hustle to every corporate sponsored song
And they closed their eyes and they prayed and begged,
From this whore house to be gone

I'm sick to death of hearing every single day
That you can weave yourself your own tale of star-crossed lovers
In only the time it will take you to buy a young lady a drink

So I'm gonna claim back my sexual freedom now
I'm gonna make a move now to have a love of my own
To share the most beautiful thing I can share
I'll make it on my own way, ain't no stories be being told here

Yeah!

Hallelujah
Sing Hallelujah
Sing Hallelujah
Sing Hallelujah!

1, 2, 3, 4...

I'll show you freedom now!
Yeah, something to believe in now!
Striding through that storm now!

And as we move into the new life hand in hand
We'll build the promised land
Yeah, the promised land

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from Aquarius EP, released September 9, 2003

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Steven Colborne London, UK

Hailing from the same Oxfordshire neighbourhood as Radiohead and Supergrass, Colborne's band Marconi's Voodoo were influential in the UK alternative music scene in the early 2000s. As a solo artist, Colborne has released a range of recordings, from emotive acoustic music to electro-rock anthems. His knack for powerful riffery and fearless lyrics makes for a truly exciting catalogue of releases. ... more

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