Walthamstow Central

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This song acts as an introduction to the project, being the first station on the Victoria Line (travelling from north to south). It's supposed to reflect the motion of the train, with a contrasting central section about the sense of dread and dreariness about commuting to work. 'Strawberry Thief' is a textile design by the Victorian polymath, William Morris - who was born in Walthamstow.


(This is a Victoria Line train to Brixton)

Glowering skies and slithering rain,
Head on the bus window pane,
Through the gate and down the stair,
Commuters off like lambs to work in the wolf's lair.
Passing adverts and thinking circles in gloom,
No sun in my heart, no room...
Then there was you,
Pulling me through,
Then there was you...

Thinking time: love and grief.
Sitting now - some relief.
Green and blue, thrush and leaf,
Darting strawberry thief.


from Victoria, released April 10, 2015
Music/lyrics by Vincent Sheehan



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The Royal Vincident London, UK

A singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist, formerly of London based alt rock band My Octopus George. Victoria is his first solo album. His musical style is quirky, but melodic. Influences include: Cardiacs, David Bowie, The Beatles, Nirvana, Elliott Smith and a lot of classical composers. ... more

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