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The Creatures of Simplicity

from The Broken Family DaySaver by Ben Calvert

  • Compact Disc (CD) + Digital Album

    CD in digipak with full-colour lyric booklet insert with original photography by Ben Calvert.
    Limited to 1,000 copies.

    Also includes immediate download of 12-track album in your choice of 320k mp3, FLAC, or just about any other format you could possibly desire.
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A murder is committed with offspring present and the woodland animals are the witnesses...


The creatures gathered round
I hung her from the strongest tree
You see the death of love
My girl has turned to enemy
The forest floor it dropped away
And then I felt so free
The creatures of simplicity
They lapped it up, applauded me!

Please change your mind
'Cause this scene it ain't fine
Why so unkind?
Angel please be mine

And then the children stand
Their mother dead by daddy's hands
The seeds of hate she sowed so free
So damn her for eternity
Nothing was ever said how she felt
And how my heart lay heavy with uncertainty
So damn her twice eternally

Then they buried her
Four hundred flowers
One for every day she tortured me
Ignoring basic simple needs
Then they washed thier hands
The creatures looked on quizically
And talked about how love should be:
Forever-All eternity.


from The Broken Family DaySaver, released July 7, 2008
Ben Calvert: Vocals and Guitar
Silas Wood: Double Bass
Stuart 'Beppa' Wiltshire: Drums
Rich McMahon: Backing Vocals


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Ben Calvert & The Swifts Birmingham, UK

Influenced by British folk, early 90s Indie and US Psychedelia, Ben’s post-folk sound has melody, stories, and lyrics at its heart.

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