This Strange Engine (WFftO version)

Introduction: For the version of This Strange Engine on the With Friends from the Orchestra album, an additional line was added. The line had long been included on the lyric sheets, but wasn't actually in the song.


"Chase the moon between the buildings, Running as fast as I could run"
Appearing before the line "Send to me the ghosts of Christmas", these lines were always intended to be included in the song.
This section of the song is about memories of having attended choir practice after school was over for the day, and consequently going home alone in the dark.

When it came to recording the Friends album, h said to producer Mike Hunter that he'd like to include the line and Mike was able to manipulate the recording to make room for it. It then made life difficult for the band playing it live, who had to remember to include the extra bars.

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