The Fall Lay of the Land Lyrics

The Wonderful and Frightening World of… The Fall Track Listing
CD 1
  • 1 Lay of the Land
  • 2 2 by 4
  • 3 Copped It
  • 4 Elves
  • 5 Oh! Brother
  • 6 Draygo’s Guilt
  • 7 God-Box
  • 8 Clear Off!
  • 9 C.R.E.E.P.
  • 10 Pat-Trip Dispenser
  • 11 Slang King
  • 12 Bug Day
  • 13 Stephen Song
  • 14 Craigness
  • 15 Disney’s Dream Debased
  • 16 No Bulbs
  • Lay
    Lay
    Lay
    Armageddon
    This beautiful tree
    Boo hoo
    Give up living
    Ample
    Eye
    They give in

    On The Buses, up the stair
    By the television
    Pretend to learn

    Where's the lay of the land
    My son

    Where's the lay of the land
    My son
    What's the lie of the land
    My son

    The last Briton on the street
    He's in a radio fuzz
    He's dead and beat
    No longer reflects our daft fate
    We'll leave this city
    Hit a quick coach, take the town in Surrey
    There's no-one here but crooks and death
    Kerb-crawlers,of the worst order

    Where's the lay of the land
    My son
    What's the lie of the land
    My son

    Eldritch house
    With green moss
    Sound of ordinary on the waves
    Tiles drip from its roof
    Home secretary has a weird look

    Where's the lay of the land
    My son
    What's the lie of the land
    My son

    The good Book of John
    Surrounds the son
    Sound of ordinary on the waves
    Italic scribble on horizon
    When the height of culture is a bad stew
    Space bores, government disorder
    Indian clerk, low-calorie drink
    Where's the lay of the land
    Where children circle in cycles
    Giving jokes ad lib
    By bearded writers
    Who defected to
    Higher realms
    Advertising realms

    Where's the lay of the land
    My son
    What's the lie of the land
    My son

    (People laughing..people fighting..people watching)
    Between the ticker and the mind lies an air-block of wind

    Written by: Brix Smith, Karl Burns, Mark Smith, Paul Hanley
    Lyrics © BMG RIGHTS MANAGEMENT US, LLC

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