Actors / Fremington Beach

by Greg Hancock

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Actors 04:04
We thought they'd turned a page. Hard to believe we could be so naive in this day and age. The dice were loaded, the cards were stacked. Two steps forward and three steps back As they moved across the stage Like actors With delusions of free will While from the wings, the ones pulling the strings Were the usual suspects With their hands in the till Where they've always stood - And where they're standing still. Like actors We repeat the same lines Taking all our cues and tips from the ones writing the scripts While the monsters they created To keep us true to the cause Have set fire to the theatre And bolted all the doors.
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If you take a walk on Fremington Beach There's a patch of ground that the tide doesn't reach And a pile of stones like a pterodactyl's nest In the spot where Kenny Liked to rest And where those who loved him most Gathered on this stretch of coast. Wooden hearts and plastic toys all bleached in the sun Unprotected and exposed, but untouched by anyone A teddy bear, and an old fir cone Silver bells and a garden gnome All transformed by this work of art To melt this hardened cynic's heart. And as if our lives were somehow merged I found his name with a Google search A sudden stroke at 62 Took this husband, father, grandfather too. And the hole he left in their lives is shown By this little pile of stones.

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Two rather sombre songs from a rather sombre year.

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released April 6, 2016

Tracks composed by Greg Hancock 2015/6
Arrangement by Greg Hancock and Jo Hooper

Greg Hancock -Guitar and Vocal
Jo Hooper - cello

recorded, mixed and mastered by George Arnold at Rapunzel Studios

Cover photo Margarita Leonora

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Greg Hancock Exeter, UK

Singer/songwriter and guitarist based in Devon, England.

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