Fireside Lament

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Never clothed with anything that's ever been brand new.
No one really understands what it is we’re going through.
Would have given everything if only we would not bequeath
Shadows thrown by never knowing work, but,
This is what we learn.
This is what we learn.

The night lamp lights another world that's simply out of reach.
Coldly blankets hold her close and nature nurses her to sleep.
Don't have much to give each other; wayward and distant father.
Storybooks; hardly ever heard.
This is what we learn.
This is what we learn.

Any dream we dare to dream is just a waste of time.
And any chance that we can see is quickly out of mind.

Nowadays we make it by just living hand to mouth.
Things could be so different here if any men would stay around.
House becomes another cage. All hope engulfed in flame.
And everything around us just confirms
That any bridge will burn.
This is what we learn.

All along I always thought that it would turn out right.
But every now and then we get reminded by the firelight.
Teenagers just running wild; deep fear in every child.
And anyone who leaves never returns,
Suburb slowly burns.
This is what we learn.
All our bridges burn.
This is what we learn.

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from Decided, released June 1, 2015

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Cymbeline Melbourne, Australia

Cymbeline is a generic name for an eclectic bunch of musicians brought together to create these albums. Lyrics and vocals; Simon McDonald. Lead guitar; Chris Hutchins. Piano; Amanda Pope.
Guitar, keys and musical arrangement; Ken Stephenson. Drums and bass: Lee Davidson and Tony Hunt. Viola: Margaret Ayers. Cello; Genevieve Ryan. Other vocals: Olivia Drake and Georgina Docherty.
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