Grass is the second single from Newcastle-based quartet The Violet Bunnies. It’s a Country-tinged Folk ballad that draws influence equally from the likes of Steeleye Span and Crosby, Stills & Nash. Opening with an instrumental hook straight out of a traditional English Folk song, the sweet and intimate verses swell to a chorus in three-part vocal harmonies. The minimal instrumentation lends the recording the earthy quality of the Violet Bunnies’ acoustic live act.
lyrics
I've known hard times, hard places, in this place I hardly know.
I've seen some things I've wondered at and said it can't be so.
My own two eyes have lied to me and made me look an ass.
I've laid me down, warm skin to skin, I've laid me on the grass.

I've finished things, I've taken finished things between my hands.
I've looked the greedy bastards in the face and told them my demands.
I've gathered things, I've clung to all the things I could amass.
I've laid me down, warm skin to skin, I've laid me on the grass.

I've laid me down, my friends, I've laid me down. Alas!
Every time I get back on my feet, the moment's passed.
I'll lay me down one day, and never rise, at last.
My bones will turn to stone, my skin warm skin will turn to grass.
My bones will turn to stone, my skin warm skin will turn to grass.

I've lost, I've thrown away, more than I'd care to have you know.
I've run from things as far, I've gone as far, as I could go.
Harrassed, I've passed harrassment onto all I could harrass.
I've laid me down, warm skin to skin, I've laid me on the grass.

I've laid me down, my friends, I've laid me down. Alas!
Every time I get back on my feet, the moment's passed.
I'll lay me down one day, and never rise, at last.
My bones will turn to stone, my skin warm skin will turn to grass.
My bones will turn to stone, my skin warm skin will turn to grass.

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