Nothing In the Desert

from by Paul Mosley and the Red Meat Orchestra

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about

The Butcher sheds his feathers and reveals his true identity. No need for hiding now. He tells the star-gazer how he too once set off to find answers and instead found darkness, nothing. No matter that there are other islands and other people, all is nothing - no meaning, no soul, no purpose. As there is nothing in the desert so there is nothing in the world.

The Butcher stands over the defeated star-gazer satisfied that he has proven the folly of a belief in love and light and soul. There will be no revolution. The Butcher transforms into birds once more and takes flight, leaving the star-gazer to his fate.

lyrics

I outrun the setting sun to leave this dirty town
made the road my only home and loneliness my only sound
I saw the ocean where it reaches the sky
walked into the desert with a wide open mind
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I'm here my friend to tell you there is nothing in the desert
if my soul is out there somewhere it is playing hard to get
yes I'm here my friend to tell you there is nothing in the desert
if there's more to life than this island I haven't found it yet

everyone's from somewhere baby might as well be here
love or loathe the endless road the endless road will never care
run to the fire run to the caves
it's all just the desert it's all just the same
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I'm here my friend to tell you there is nothing in the desert
I've been round and round and round and round the world

I'm here my friend to tell you there is nothing in the desert..
I've been round and round and round and round the world

I'm here my friend to tell you there is nothing in the desert...
I'm here my friend, yes I am here my friend
and there is nothing, no there is nothing
I've been round and round and round and round the world

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from The Butcher, released May 27, 2016
Paul Mosley and Jamie Lawson

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After an exceptional reception to Paul Mosley’s last album and debut for Folkwit Records, Paul has taken his creativity up another notch after tending lovingly to ‘The Butcher’ – his folk opera over the past two years, to reveal what is in fact his seventh solo record. ... more

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