Album: West Kirby County Primary (2015)
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  • "Daniel" is written from the perspective of a family that has lost a child.

    Daniel belongs to the ocean.
    One in a million tragedies

    The family was Ryder-Jones' own. His elder brother Daniel died aged 9 in 1991 on Ramsey Island in South West Wales. The singer told Q magazine: "He fell off a cliff. It was quite a big story in the papers. My mother always told me he hit his head on a rock and that's how he died. We were four families on holiday and all of us kids were allowed to mess about on the cliffs. Three families went home intact. One was unlucky."
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