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News of The Phoenix

from People Will Believe Anything by Roger Seldon



News of the Phoenix
Adapted from the poem of the same name by A.J.M. Smith (1902 - 1980). Published 1943

They say the Phoenix is dying,
Some say dead.
Dead without issue is what one message said,
But that has been suppressed, officially denied.

I think myself the man
Who sent it lied.
In any case, I'm told,
He has been shot,
As a precautionary measure,
Whether he did or not.

Phoenix is dying, some say it’s dead
Phoenix is dying, some say it’s dead
Phoenix is dying, some say it’s dead
Some say it’s dead
Some say it’s dead!


They say the Phoenix is dying,
Some say it is dead.


from People Will Believe Anything, track released February 29, 2020
Music & Lyrics: Roger Seldon

~Steve Reynolds~
Arrangements, backing vocals, guitars, bass, percussion, synths and sounds.
~Scott Blackley~
Arrangements, backing vocals, guitars, featured vocals.
~Roger Seldon~
Vocals, guitars.
~Mat Akehurst~
~Justin Bannister~
~Clara Durbidge~
Featured vocals.


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South AfriCanadian independent songwriter.
Now settled on Vancouver Island, Roger Seldon was raised in South Africa before travelling widely, playing music, and just playing. He has recorded tracks in various locations, such as Cape Town, Johannesburg and Vancouver.
Like a swallow in reverse he travels annually to Zululand where he is a regular feature each winter on the South Coast music scene.
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