Thieves of Damietta

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The story of "Lampedusa" continues with a song for the grieving families that the victims left behind, perhaps against their better judgement and advice, fearing tales of the others who have fallen victim to the "Thieves of Damietta"


Now you rest your weary head
Tucked inside your ocean bed
I don’t know
Where you are
Or if you see the same star
Curse the thieves of Damietta

I recall the words you said
Echoes all around my head
I won’t rest, I can’t sleep,
Knowing you are out there still and
Curse the thieves of Damietta

Foolish dreaming of the west
TV tells you it’s the best
There’s no streets, paved with gold
Just constant rain that makes you old
Curse the thieves of Damietta

I had to tell you so
I told you not to go
But now I understand
But I feared for what they planned
Something deep inside
Fills my heart with pride

Shadows of the minaret
Fall across the rubble where
You once lived with your wife
Curse the thieves of Damietta


from EP, released April 17, 2015
Written and arranged by Beacon Fire
Lyrics by Rob Edis

Rob Edis - Vocals and Guitar
Steve Le Poidevin - Keyboards
Pete Yates - Bass
Steve Clarke - Drums

©Beacon Fire, 2015



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Beacon Fire Exeter, UK

Beacon Fire is a rock band based in Devon (UK). Our music is a melodic blend of styles influenced by the likes of Elbow, Jeff Buckley, Marillion, All About Eve, and Pink Floyd.

Our first EP released in 2015 has been played on BBC Introducing in Devon and we have been featured and interviewed on Riviera FM, Phonic FM and Radio Exe. You can catch us live in and around Exeter.
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