Best model yet

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    Wrapped and sealed, just for you. Front cover artwork by Wil Stevenson, calligraphy by Anna Jenkins, photography by Bob Luckins and designed by Shaun Kendall.

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    You can snap up a CD, with digital download here, and a ticket to the launch show of the album at the Wedgewood Rooms in Portsmouth, and get yourself a discount. Well done you!

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lyrics

As I tore off the wrapping paper, eyes lit up and saw
My first model plane set back in 1994
I did use all the parts, I cobbled it together with heart
The nose was bent the tailed bowed, but still, a pretty good start

As the years rolled on I learned what more of the parts were for
Took more from the plans, looked more finished that before
I saw where I'd improved, still plenty more to do
But I had that fervour to had even more

Then from time to time, from the corner of my eye
I would seek out that old plane set
And when back on the shelf, I could think to myself
This is my best model yet

When I was a kid, a teacher explained
That the world and its complexion couldn't come from a big bang
She went on to proceed, with a crude analogy
Of smashing two eggs, but at the time it sort of made sense

Shortly after that, I started in earnest
Deceit by that old teacher led me on a stronger purpose
Now religion is bunk, religion is a lie
The root of so much evil yet so many still rely

I started then on the attack, like some teenage Richard Dawkins hack
To all that would humour or take time to heed
Looking back, an embarrassment, pompous fucking arrogance
To all who'd disagree

When the facts that we knew, become proven untrue
And you go as you mind, travelling through the times
We can go or we can stick, but we might just miss the trick
If we keep on treading old lines

When your plane isn't flying right, you don't need to start a new
When your battling your maker, reach for the paint and glue
And with all this endless tinkering, there's solace in remembering
That you won't be perfectly set
But you can be your best model yet
You are your best work yet

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from Decade, released August 19, 2016

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