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A non album track, an untold story from the world of 'the butcher'...

On the island everyone works for the butcher. Although the banker, he would tell you that he works *with* the butcher. He is privy to a thing or two the everyday downtrodden and defeated of the island do not need to know. Special.

The teller works for the banker. He is his right hand man. And subsequently the teller sometimes sees and hears more than perhaps he should.

But he seems content to, even driven to, keep the butcher and the bankers secrets.

All people know about you is what you tell them. Wether deliberately or - and this is more often the case - you tell them without meaning to, without even realising. The teller knows this and *this* is the teller's terrible secret.

Some people might think there is more to the teller's secret than this, but the teller? he's not telling...

lyrics

I know, I know a terrible secret
and I keep it
liars, liars commit to your lies and you'll find
no one is inclined
to question

because nobody knows the first thing about you
unless you tell them yourself

this is why we dance
this is why we fight
this is why the rage is always burning
and my heart is clenched like a fist trying to keep it all in

silence, silence is quickly forgotten
and assumed
to be nothing

on this island
everything is the way it is
because it is the way it is

nobody knows a damn thing about you
unless you tell them yourself

this is why we dance
this is why we fight
this is why the rage is always burning
and my heart is clenched like a fist trying to keep it all in

here on the island, the only place there is
there is a way that we behave
we feed the machines
the machines feed us
and nobody asks the obvious
we feed the machines
the machines feed us
and nobody asks the obvious

this is why we dance
this is why we fight
this is why the rage is always burning
and my heart is clenched like a fist trying to keep it all in

credits

from Nothing In The Desert EP, released October 7, 2016
piano, synth, singing: Paul
cellos: Harriet Davidson, Anna Unwin
violins: Katy Dent, Joe Peet
the teller: Tom Dussek
saxophones: Colin Smith
bass: Sam Taylor
drums: Gav Fawcett

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After an exceptional reception to epic folk opera ‘The Butcher’ Paul has become an in demand composer for Theatre. Ever a lover of classic singer-songwriters Paul has transformed some of his theatre compositions into brand new 'proper' songs. Including contributions form his wonderful Chamber/Junk ensembleThe Red Meat Orchestra it is a beautiful, banging, bonkers collection of MUSIC FOR PUPPETS! ... more

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