Barrow Downs

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The place where you were born and raised will always be a part of you. In my case it was the chalk downland of Hampshire with its ancient hill forts and burial mounds providing a timeless link to our ancestors.

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On the equinox, one misty Autumn time
Born the son of a poacher man of the old stone line
The orchards and the dark game copse
The iron age forts on the old hill tops
The land of the ancients in my heart and mind

The barrow mounds, the coombes and the old ridgeway
The Yews and the chalk pits where I used to play
As time marched on with friends and kin
The land mined deep under my skin
I never wanted to ever go away

Ooooo Ooooo

When I was young I played around in the flint and chalk of the ancient downs
Round the rings and the mounds of the place that I called home.
When I was young I played around in the flint and chalk of the ancient downs
I'm a child of the Barrow Downs
I'm a child... of the Barrow Downs

To the city and the lowlands of the east
Another company drone longing for release
A cog in the machine
Another slave behind a screen.
As the dying soul cries out for peace

Ooooo Ooooo

But when I get down my mind goes still to the flint and chalk of the ancient hills
Round the rings and the mounds of the place that I called home.
But when I get down my mind goes still to the flint and chalk of the ancient hills
I'm a child of the Barrow Downs
I'm a child... of the Barrow Downs
I'm a child... of the Barrow Downs

Now in the Autumn of my days
Now they say you've changed your ways
But I feel my spirit's finally free
Now it all makes sense to me
There's no place I'd rather be
Than {right here} with the ones I love you see

Ooooo Ooooo Ooooo Ooooo

When I die just lay me still in the flint and chalk of the ancient hills
Round the rings and the mounds of the place that I called home.
When I die just lay me still in the flint and chalk of the ancient hills
ancient hills
I'm a child of the Barrow Downs
I'm a child... of the Barrow Downs
When I'm gone I will be found in the flint and chalk of the ancient downs
Round the rings and the mounds of the place that I called home.
When I'm gone I will be found in the flint and chalk of the ancient downs
I'm a child of the Barrow Downs
I'm a child... of the Barrow Downs
I'm a child... of the Barrow Downs

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from You've Changed, released April 23, 2016

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