Leaving in the Morning

from Tightrope by Odgers and Simmonds



An underrated track from Phil and Paul’s 1999 album ‘Baby Fishlips’. Like the rest of that album, this track was recorded in Paul’s Crouch Hill bedroom flat by engineer Alon Adiri.

Lead Vocal - Phil Odgers


Leaving in the Morning

If you’re leaving in the morning for adventures far and wide
The place that you were born in will be on your side
You can wander the world, you can live and learn
But you’ll return

If you’re searching for the reasons, for the freedoms, for the peace
If you’re climbing rocky mountains where all the clamour will cease
Take a blessing from the ones who will always care
And be there

Fare thee well, fare thee well, sail across the sea
Fare thee well, fare thee well, be safe in grace, be free

As the seas flow and the winds blow and the years go to the face
All the searchers and the exiles will find their resting place
Let it be where the love is always strong
Where they come from


from Tightrope, released August 21, 2015
Words and Music P Simmonds


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Phil ‘Swill’ Odgers is one half of the legendary joint vocal strike force of UK folk rebel rockers The Men They Couldn’t Hang.

Audiences around the world from Cairo to Reykjavik, Brisbane to Vancouver and Berlin to London have submitted to his effervescent and heartfelt vocal style in stadium, theatre, hall and after hours lock in.
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