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It was 2004, if I'm not mistaken, when the poison hit my lips,
And I haven't looked back since.
I had friends back then and a pier made to match,
We were young and out of touch with the things we'd grow to hate so much, in time.

Back when my hair was long and Phil was still alive
We spent our days trying to speak, to the girls that left us weak
But now I'm ageing badly and my friends' been laid to rest
And the ones who let us in are pushing prams or raising twins.

To tell you the truth I'd be lying if I said I didn't hate the city
I need the pier and the fresh sea air of the town that made me.

In my heart and in my soul are all the people that I've known
And the places I called home
But in my head and in my mind they're all just things I left behind
Reminders of the changing times and these ageing bones of mine.

Lee and me were schooled in a tourist town
With less culture than Jeremy Kyle
But it stole our hearts for a while
And most weekends I found nothing but regret
Between many a drunk girls' legs
And in many a strangers' bed.

To tell you the truth I'd be lying if I said I didn't hate the city
I need the pier and the fresh sea air of the town that made me who I am.

In my heart and in my soul are all the people that I've known
And the places I called home
But in my head and in my mind they're all just things I left behind
Reminders of the changing times and these ageing bones of mine.

The one's who haven't died or started families
Are all just working on building sites or battling with university fees
And a girl I used to know made me a promise once
I wonder if she kept it, or if she even remembers it...

In my heart and in my soul are all the people that I've known
And the places I called home
But in my mind they're all just things I left behind
Reminders of a changing times, and these ageing bones of mine.
These ageing bones of mine.



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    UnregisteredAug 23, 2012 at 9:36 am
    I think its about the place that maybe they met and have always known as a haven to them. I know how they feel about old hunstanton feeling safer than most places. I understand how much i love the pier so if you've been there, you know what they mean. But yeah, i think they met there and formed their band there. It's their home.
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    UnregisteredMay 30, 2012 at 7:48 pm
    Such a powerful, emotional music composion. The drums, guitar and bass are just beautiful and james' voice is wonderful. Love being able to know what the song it about, and being able to picture the scene through the lyrics and knowing hunstanton pier myself. Shame the pier was destroyed, deaf havana's music will always live though. Love love love
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    UnregisteredApr 16, 2012 at 1:32 pm
    James told us at the deaf havana gig that hunstanton pier is based on the life of one of his closest friends. At this pier, phil taught him how to skateboard in return for james teaching him guitar. Such am emotional song
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    UnregisteredApr 4, 2012 at 10:45 am
    Its about the regret that fills you with old age, the thoughts of the past the good times and then the bad also, thinking about the changes and realising that you hate all of it and just long to be back to the perfect time you grew up in during your youth, without the fast cars deliquescent kids everywhere the tall buildings and they secret hate everyone holds for eachother as everyday the motto everyone for themselves grows stronger
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    UnregisteredApr 3, 2012 at 4:07 pm
    It's about getting old, and realising that you've not done half of the things you wanted to do by now. And the little things when you were young, like 'a girl i used to know made me a promise once', you remember when you are older. Although, he doesn't sing it as if it's a good thing, i think he wishes he was young again, as he has so many regrets.

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