Who Sang Tunnels? Johnny Flynn

Johnny Flynn A Larum cover art
Release information
Release Date: 2008-5-26
Genre: Folk, World, & Country
Style: Folk
length: 3:08
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Lyrics
I knew no vices and I knew no sins
I knew the words but they didn't sink in
Stayed out those tunnels that pull people down
There's more of those tunnels in your home town
Fell far from grace, so far I couldn't see
And oh underground, I was that far from the tree

We're all digging if you wanna know
Fixing, digging, far too slow
Far too slow

We dug for money, we shoveled four tons
And the end wasn't funny, though we'd all had fun
Limping and broken, the tunnel fell in
I've been limping from tunnels since my original sin
Birthright's a trouble, my father dug too
He got where he was going at the age of 62

We're all digging if you wanna know
Fixing, digging, far too slow
Far too slow

A new pair of boots and a chisel in your name
Says we could be in the same hole attracting the same blame
If I knew the way to the ornamental tree
I would tell you, we'd be jailbirds, I'd be winking twice for free
Don't call on your brother, odds are he's here and all
Being gentle with the people who were knock-kneed from the fall

We're all digging if you wanna know
Fixing, digging, far too slow
Far too slow

We're all digging if you wanna know
Fixing, digging, far too slow
Far too slow

Tracklist
CD 1
  • 1 The Box
  • 2 The Wrote & The Writ
  • 3 Tickle Me Pink
  • 4 Brown Trout Blues
  • 5 Eyeless in Holloway
  • 6 Shore to Shore
  • 7 Cold Bread
  • 8 Wayne Rooney
  • 9 Leftovers
  • 10 Sally
  • 11 Hong Kong Cemetry
  • 12 Tunnels
  • 13 All the Dogs Are Lying Down
  • 14 Shore to Shore (reprise)

  • Release information
    label: Mercury Records
    country(area): United Kingdom
    format: CD
    script: Latin