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An evocative autumnal poem for my wife, who loves to get out in those Lake District lakes for a wild swim under the moonlight, or a walk in the golden leaves of the forest. Noticing the change of the seasons and the change in our bodies and minds, as the Michaelmas term rolls around again and "there's just so much you have to do". The chorus is a pledge, a challenge, for us to look after each other, support each other, match each other's moods and desires, and exist harmoniously up until Christmas.

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Washover

The temperature’s dropped, noise stopped, barometer’s fallen
Sunrays poke their own way through the gloom
The wilderness and the emptiness are calling
You’ll never get out, if you don’t get out there soon

And round this time of year, you gain a primal yearning
And it burns just like the fires upon the fell
The colours of your youth they are returning
Wash over the gates of God with the flames of Hell

And who’s to say, you’ll end up (swimming) backwards
For you the current flows far too strong
You’ve never lacked in passion, you’ve never lacked lust
And who’s to tell you that, that sort of thing is wrong?

So watch over me tonight and I just might
Washover you
So watch over me tonight and I just might
Do anything you do
Anything you do
Do anything you do
Do anything you do
Anything you do

Round this time of year, you begin to get crestfallen
You say there’s just so much you have to do
And ain't it easy to get down when things get boring
But then you work out exactly what is true to you

So watch over me tonight and I just might
Washover you (washover you)
So watch over me tonight and I just might
Do anything you do
Anything you wanna do
Anything…

Washover you
Washover you

Round this time of year
Yeah, round this time of year
Round this time of year

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from When The Floodgates Open (Sep 2023), released September 8, 2023
Guitar: Squier Jazzmaster Affinity Deluxe.
Words and music by Mint Biscuit (Richard Thomas).

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Richard Thomas (Cockermouth, UK)

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