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It's darkening for sure, it's hard to tell if that ahead is cloud or land
As this old steam ship struggles on with all the speed it's engines can
command

If you guys labouring below can keep on shovelling the coal
That keeps the fire burning in the soul
See us safe to harbour, never more to roam
We're almost home

Salt water turned to steam over the furnaces that burn on in the dark
The faces and the forearms of the firemen brief lit by flame and spark

If you guys labouring below can keep on shovelling the coal
That keeps the fire burning in the soul
See us safe to harbour, never more to roam
We're almost home

Well you can holystone the decks and say your prayers over the wrecks
And cast your wreaths upon the rolling waves
Just lay your fingers on the rail and you will find there without fail
Vibrations from the engine room
They're going to get you home safe soon

So lay under the sky and watch the stars as they go spinning through
the night
The guys are working down below and in the end it all will be alright

If you guys labouring below can keep on shovelling the coal
That keeps the fire burning in the soul
See us safe to harbour, never more to roam
We're almost home
We're almost home

credits

from Almost Home, released March 20, 2017
Andy Whitehouse: guitar, organ and vocal
Paul Littlewood: harmony vocal
Graham Sutherland: percussion

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Andy Whitehouse Sheffield, UK

I am the singer and writer with Sheffield band The SIlver Darlings . Our 2011 album “Souls” was regarded as “music to make you feel better” by Americana UK. Almost Home is my first solo album and includes material performed with the amazing Chris Wood.
Quotes: Martin Stephenson “beautiful”, Dolly Varden’s Steve Dawson “a unique, engaging voice” and Geoff Berner “cliché free songwriting”.
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