Before The School Sold Its Fields by Darren Hayman published on 2013/11/25 14:41:15 +0000 Taken from the Blue House EP available from http://www.hefnet.com/blue-house-ep-by-darren-hayman/ When the School Sold Its Fields is about trying to remember when it first went wrong, or at least when I first noticed things going awry. When I was ten or eleven I remember my school selling its playing fields for a housing estate. Soon all the schools sold part of their fields. Many schools now have housing estates where the kids used to play. The song also concerns a memory I have of me being dressed up by my parents as a ‘China man’ for the PTA International Dinner. Mrs Morgan, our head teacher, had passed away. They held a silence and it was the first time my mind had confronted death. I cried.