The Scruff Of The Neck

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    A high-quality Deluxe Digipack made with 100% recycled paper with full lyrics, credits and original artwork by Peter James Field.

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This is the truth
Or as close at it gets
I was in love, she was all I could want
But that's not how it ends

Oh when I would rest
My head on her breast
I won't deny, she could tempt me to life
With the slightest caress

I was the same somehow
As I am now

But love doesn't check
It only connects
Selecting its prey
Then it pulls them away
By the scruff of the neck

No way the same future
For her and I
Not once I'd met his eye

One to her heart with each word I said
Out of her arms and into his bed
I found something more at her expense

But now I've laid it to rest
Save for the day that I left
There was no way I could spare her that pain
That's my only regret

Hard to handle
Hard to forget
By the scruff of the neck


from I Keep On Walking EP, released May 23, 2011
Written and performed by Richard Oakes and Sean McGhee.

Produced and mixed by Sean McGhee at Canonical.



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"Intricate, dreamy guitar pop from a calmer place" - Andrew Harrison, Word Magazine

"Excellent, classy grown up music...truly beautiful" - Chris Hawkins, BBC 6 Music

Artmagic is Richard Oakes (guitars) and Sean McGhee (vocals, production).
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