The Scarecrow

by Almanac

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Telephone army
Firing down the pylon wire
Straddling barley
Holding to the stolid spire

Shall we leave a light on?
Something for the straw-haired lad
We coloured him in crayon
Fashioned everything he had

Only last summer
Caught up in a sudden storm
Running for cover
Mr Straw brought me home

All he ever wanted
Was to know another him
Loneliness like it
Never I knew again

So the tale runs on
Carving out an open road
Looking for someone
Someone whose seams were sewed

O’er the land travelled
On as the thought did grow
A dawning that baffled:
Ours was the last scarecrow

Now a homecoming
Bearing an empty hand
Never a loving
Was to be shown our man

How will I forget him?
Staring, his face so blue
A soul designed only
One no other ever knew


released April 30, 2021


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Almanac London, UK

Almanac is the musical guise of south London producer/singer-songwriter, Josh Madine. His music is an distinctive blend of folk melodies, jazz harmony and the choral music of his classical youth, all of which enfold around his signature multilayered vocals to complete his billowing chamber pop sound. ... more

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