Midlake

Thursday 13 October, 2011 at 8:20 am

Midlake was formed in 1999 by a group of jazz students at the University of North Texas. In case you’ve been listening too much to the radio lately- this is what real music created by real musicians sounds like:

Bandits

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Lyrics

Did you ever want to be overrun by bandits
To hand over all of your things and start over new?
While we were out hunting for food
Our house was being robbed
I caught an apple and she caught a fox
So I caught a rabbit but she caught an ox
So upon our return, we found everything gone
Which for us was no loss
We started over
With a rabbit and an ox

So they came down from the north
Carrying all they owned
With a basket full of food and clothes
They were stopped by a weekend raid
Traveling the woods one day
They tried to put up a fight, but lost
So we asked for them to stay
With us on their way
To have a drink and rest
And regain their strength

Did you ever want to run around with bandits;
To see many places and hide in ditches?
It’s not always easy, it’s not always easy
When the winter comes and the greenery goes
We will make some shelter
When the winter comes and the greenery goes
We will make some shelter

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