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White Chalk was written in Jan 2012 and first released as a single in April of that year. This new version was also available on the Wide Lying Smiles 'taster' E.P.

lyrics

White Chalk on my level plane, rest my thoughts on the things that change

High up on the slops we did climb
Drinking up the patchwork skyline
Bring back thoughts of the strongest life
Love was never lost
Be it hard, be it kind and..

Don’t take comfort in what stays the same
Rest my thoughts on the things that change

Undulations, slopes of bracken
Fought so hard to get back here and the ground is white
Memory stirs my soul
I see magic I can’t control and I..

Don’t take comfort in what stays the same
Rest my thoughts on the things that change
Don’t take comfort in what stays the same
As I pour white chalk on this level plane

If the world was this stired, I could put my words to rest
If nature ruled the earth, could not be sold at any cost
Would you think about it at any price?
Would you think about it at all?

I will leave a poem of loss, pinned against a thicket I can’t pass, had my way with covers and classics
Do away with the tragic romantic and I..

Don’t take comfort in what stays the same
Rest my thoughts on the things that change
Don’t take comfort in what stays the same As I pour white chalk on this level plane

credits

from Wide Lying Smiles, released March 8, 2014
Nick Stephenson - Lead vocal, acoustic guiar, backing vocals
Mike Scott - Lead guitar, backing vocals
Simon Hadwin - Drums, backing vocals
Joe White - Bass, backing vocals

Song by Nick Stephenson, arranged by the Sun Machine © 2014

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Nick and the Sun Machine Saint Albans, UK

‘Nick and the Sun Machine’ are an Alternative Folk/Rock band from St Albans, Hertfordshire and formed in March 2012.

Their sound is informed by contemporary innovators such as Animal Collective and Wild Beasts but also the inventive, angular pop of Blur and multi layered harmonies of The Beach Boys.
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