Arthur

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This is a song about Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, who, some time after creating the character of Sherlock Holmes, involved himself in the unfortunate business of séances . . . .

lyrics

The storytelling Mam gave you the best
Jesuits and medicine provided the rest
The greatest mind the world has ever known
became a millstone round your neck,
the only one who wouldn’t go

Arthur (they’re not coming back)
They can’t hear you (they’re not coming back)
And you can try to do it all
and you can fill the Albert Hall
and you can call

Adventures, identities and hounds
The denizens of Baker Street followed you around
A push off the Reichenbach Falls
You had the power to bring him back,
But you couldn’t save them all

Arthur (they’re not coming back)
They can’t hear you (they’re not coming back)
And you can knock on tables,
trust in fairies and fables
and do the best that you are able, Arthur, but they won’t come back

There’s so many of them
And it’s more, much more, than a three-pipe problem

Arthur (they’re not coming back)
They can’t hear you (they’re not coming back)
And you can try to do it all
and you can fill the Albert Hall
and you can call, but they won’t come back

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from take shelter, released May 29, 2013
Copyright: Apologiser Music

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