As part of our ongoing Exclusive preview this week on FRUK of The Lost Cavalry‘s debut album Three Cheers For The Undertaker we have the next tracks along with an insight from the band below:
5) The Elephant Of Castlebar Hill
I used to live in Ealing, on Castlebar Hill, and an old chap I knew who had lived there for many years told me the story of a Victorian circus elephant who had died of old age while the circus was leaving town, walking up the hill. With no cranes to remove the body, they had to bury the elephant under the roadside, and it’s bones must still be under the road somewhere now. This is a song for the elephant, waiting below the ground, it’s bones wrapped in tree-roots, listening to the cars above and waiting to return to the surface.
6) Fara Fara
‘Fara’ either ‘danger’ or ‘go’ in Swedish, and this song is about escaping from the city as it fails and collapses around you. We escape on the last train out to the safety and calmness of the countryside and have the time to catch our breath and think. Part of the lyrics to this song were written in an amazing old church in Florence, where, while on holiday with some friends, I had the time to sit and work out what I was doing in my hectic life. I think it’s easy to forget to do this sort of thing, and valuable when you do.
Album Launch Show: 18th September – St Pancras Old Church, London