The Pagan

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HE'S WALKED SO FAR BUT WON'T KNOW WHO YOU ARE,
IF YOU SPEAK TO HIM YOU WILL NOT UNDERSTAND,
THE RITES AND RITUALS THAT HE HAS PLANNED,
THE WORSHIPPING OF THE LAND

THE SKY UNFOLDS AS HE'S MOVING ON,
THE MEANING OF UNCONDITIONAL PEACE,
IT'S THE FOREST OF AROEN, MORTIMER, WYRE,
THE COLOUR OF PLANTS, THE SOUND OF THE CHOIR.

HE KNOWS WHAT, PEOPLE WILL SAY ABOUT HIM,
HE GOES ON, LIVING THE LIFE OF THE PAGAN DREAM

HE STAYS OUTSIDE THE MAINSTREAM OF LIFE,
NEVER HAD SPACE FOR A FAMILY OR WIFE,
THEY TALK TO HIM BUT HE'S KEPT AT ARM'S LENGTH,
HE'S THE PINE ON THE OLD OAK TREE.

AND HE SEES A WORLD THAT WE CAN''T SEE,
NOT LIVING WITH HYPOCRISY,
HE FEELS THIS FEELING THAT WE CANNOT KNOW,
THE FEELING OF LIFE.

SO FOLLOW AS FAR AS YOU CAN GO,
EVERYBODY SEEMS TO THINK THAT THEY KNOW,
AND HE ASKS THEM "ARE YOU HERE FOR THE SHOW"?
FOR THE LIFE OF THE PAGAN

HE WATCHED AND LEARNT AS THEY SAT BY,
AS HE SAID NOTHING BUT SAW THROUGH TO THEIR SOULS,
"IT'S THE LIFE THAT I CHOSE, SO WHY SHOULD YOU JUDGE,
THE LIFE OF A PAGAN?"

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from Diary of a Decade, released May 10, 2019

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Split Arrow London, UK

Split Arrow are Richard Norris (vocals, guitar, piano) and Tekin Mustafa (vocals, guitar, saz). Their eclectic musical influences are combined to produce their personal take on folk music.

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