QUOTE OF THE DAY
"I like the 'Language of Birds'. It's one of those generational conflict songs and I know that territory. My father was born between the wars and I think that generation found it very difficult to express what they felt, and express love particularly. It wasn't considered manly. I think that generation was raised to be innured to the hardships of war so in a sense the 'Language of Birds' is about that terrible paralysis that that generation felt when they needed to hug you but they couldn't. They couldn't tell you that they loved you. They did, but they didn't have the expression, they didn't have the language which is what I'm saying in the song. This guy finds it easier to talk to his pigeons then he does speaking to his children."
Last Ship Sage Gateshead 'All This Time' (preview clip)