The Clearing Of Misery

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‘The Clearing Of Misery’ is a song from Torture Garden’s 2013 double album release ‘The Great Depression’. It features prominent mandolin parts, and additional vocals from friends of the band.

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Sing like a skylark
On the first of May
Let your joy echo
Through glorious glades
Reclaimed by Mab
From grimmest grey
Sing like a skylark
On the first of May

No bed of Procrustes
Is to be found
Amongst the bounty
That springs from the ground
But tears fell
Upon this spot
When people wailed
And cursed their lot

So fair maiden
Born into bliss
Remember their pain
And honour their gift
To our joyful
Radiant lives
Hatred vanished
And love now thrives

The International
Cleansed our race
Of old division
There is no trace
Such words are shrouded
In mists of time
Empires fell and
We drank of the vine

So fair maiden
Born into bliss
Remember their pain
And honour their gift
To our joyful
Radiant lives
Hatred was vanquished
And love now thrives

Haymarket martyrs
Before they fell
Swore no allegiance
To the laws of hell
So in our heaven
We dance and play
We welcome the glorious
Month of May

So fair maiden
Born into bliss
Remember their pain
And honour their gift
To our joyful
Radiant lives
Hatred was banished
And love now thrives

credits

from The Great Depression, released July 1, 2013
Adam Ford - Lyrics, vocals
Matt Ford - Music, vocals, mandolin, guitar, bass, drum programming
Additional vocals by Kirsten Whittle and Tom Waller

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Torture Garden Liverpool, UK

Nature spent 4.57 billion years perfecting its design for future Torture Gardeners Adam and Matt Ford, and inhuman society has now added thirty-one and twenty-seven years of development respectively. As you can hear, all this effort has been worth it, and the poisoned fruits of that labour are available for your enjoyment/endurance. ... more

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