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    Beautiful cardboard gatefold sleeve designed by Rima Staines, with astrolabe design on CD. Lyrics included.

    Includes unlimited streaming of Steer by the Stars via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
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Babylon has become synonymous with decadence, corruption and everything that can go wrong in society. But were the ancient Babylonians any worse than we are? Perhaps we should address our inner demons before blaming others for the ills of the world…


And here comes the morning star
She wonders where we are
We called the heavens down
But you wanted to steal the crown

Who told the story?
Who stole our glory anyhow?
Whose was the victory?
Who wrote the history anyhow?

Criticise all you like
The demons that you fight
Are inside
Cause civilisation was our creation
Let’s get it right

We done you wrong Babylon
For too long Babylon
And on and on Babylon
And still we bomb Babylon

And we raised the crooked towers
But you wanted earthly powers
You called us decadent
But we shouldered your discontents


from Steer by the Stars, released May 1, 2015



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Telling the Bees Oxford, UK

Telling the Bees are an innovative acoustic band making a unique and original music they call darkly crafted folk.
They met in 2007 at Oxford's legendary Catweazle Club, and as a four piece released two acclaimed albums, Untie the Wind and An English Arcanum. In 2011 they expanded to the current five-piece line-up. Steer by the Stars is their third album.
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