Add Explanation
Add Meaning
New! Read & write lyrics explanations
  • Highlight lyrics and explain them to earn Karma points.
Patrick Wolf – Blackdown lyrics

I walk
I walk
Upon blackdown

And I walked west sussex sunlight
Up by dead mans pool
Where ma, mudlarck and lewes
Stared me down, you drunken fool
Old teenage debts engulfed my chest
As I contemplate death

Put a challenge to it's glamour
And all it's loss and glory

Wet afternoon breath
Was taken deep into my lungs
Thinking of the man I must become

My story has just begun
And I will be returning to myself soon

For I've been alone for so many
Of the great moments in my life
Alone like so many

But at this moment in my life
I ask you
Father, father, any way I can help ye?
I am only just growing better to know thee

Thank you for all the things you've given to our family
Given with your whole life to your wife and my sister and me

Now I look out west of battle where our ancestors lie in grave,
Out to breed where the blacksmith put root to our family name
I get proud of my birthright,
Think of the things I must leave
When I leave behind the city

And the living


(The temple of the winds blows, until the boy wakes from his six year slumber... Alive, alone, we take the next step)

Deep down inside of me

You are not the maker nor the master of me
Help me to better support my family
To better better of a brother be...

Deep down inside of me

You are not the wrecker nor the ruler of me

Deep down in me

I've been alone for so many of these great moments in my life...
Alone like so many

But at this moment of my life

Desire, despair and death
I challenge thee...

All as I walked up on blackdown

Lyrics taken from

  • Email
  • Correct
Submitted byMC1905


      Write about your feelings and thoughts

      Know what this song is about? Does it mean anything special hidden between the lines to you? Share your meaning with community, make it interesting and valuable. Make sure you've read our simple tips.
      Min 50 words
      Not bad
      This page is missing some information about the song. Please expand it to include this information. You can help by uploading artist's image, adding song structure elements, writing song meaning or creating lyrics explanation.



      [an error occurred while processing the directive]