Amnesia

Goodbye to the summerSold down the riverUnhappy ever afterWell did you ever?Did you ever reach for the glued-down penny?Same old joke and it’s not funnyBurns are red, bruises blueOut with the old, cheated by the new Do you suffer from long-term memory loss?I don’t rememberDo you suffer from long-term memory […]

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Mary, Mary

No virgin me for I have sinnedI sold my soul for sex and ginGo call a priest, all meek and mildAnd tell him, "Mary is no more a child." It’s raining stones, it’s raining bileFrom the luxury of your denialSo I don’t deny, I don’t make doI’ll press alarms, place […]

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Mary Mary (Stigmatic Mix)

SPOKEN:Hail Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with thee. Blessed art thou amongst women and blessed is the fruit of thy womb Jesus. Holy Mary, mother of God, pray for us sinners now and at the end of our death. Amen. No virgin me for I have sinned. I […]

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Smalltown

And every morning comes too soonAll your nights are sleeplessPoison arrows to ruin your tomorrows Below suspicionCafes full of people dressed as spiesAnd all I know is guilt for being different It’s always raining stonesThere’s a killer in the homeIn a small townEverybody looks the same There are unwritten rulesUnspoken […]

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I Want More

Blue-rinse sugarWipe-clean couplePinched last supperCounting pretty pennyJohn BetjemanSome dead liarQuiet pink pictureUnder heavy manners This is Tearoom EnglandThey’ll kick your face inSo politelyThis is Tearoom EnglandThey’ll kick your face inOh so nicely I want more!No hurry, so sorry, don’t worryNo hurry, so sorry, don’t worryI want more! Bite-size chinaTea or […]

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Creepy Crawling

What a wonderful world A loose door-jam, a light left onThe oldest national lotteryEnter Johnny-Go-DarklyCome to spoil my partySmell of faces lingersEcho of light fingersCold comfort blanketsSteeped in creeping anger Flatfoot comes pokingCompounding my miseryGrinding pestle and mortarAdding insult to injuryIf only this, if only that,If only in my gutsSee […]

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Outsider

Outsider, outsider, outsider I’m not alone, you’re not aloneI’m not alone, you’re not alone Outsider, outsider, outsider You see me, you hear meThere are millions think just like meYou see me, you hear me I’m not alone, you’re not aloneI’m not alone, you’re not alone Outsider, outsider, outsider You see […]

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Scapegoat

Aftershave and smokeAnd the same unfunny jokesThey say they’ll take you"Anywhere but there"Believe every half-whisperedHalf-remembered lieWhere truth is a luxuryThey can’t afford to buy Scapegoat, looking for a scapegoatScapegoat, looking for a scapegoat There’s always someone else for you to blameThere’s always someone else for you to blame Backed into […]

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Drip, Drip, Drip

Eat, sleep and crapFor to prey on your needsDown a dark streetIn backwater LeedsI seen yer comin’Come in, lads!You seen the ad?Too bad, bad, bad What you getIs what you seeIt’s a trickledown theoryAnd it’s coming to meLife’s a whip-roundAnd I’ve got the whipIt’s a sinking shipDrip, drip, drip Drip, […]

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One By One

Pontius Pilate came to our townUp to the dockyards to see the picket lineWe asked him to help but he just turned aroundHe’s the leader of the union now Leader of the unionAll of our questions he ignoredHe washed his hands and he dreamed of his rewardA seat in the […]

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