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UP TO YOU

I can hear friends join up, drinking
When there’s a shilling in the sky
Pressure drop, no joined-up thinking
A round of laughs buy a cry

Memorialising,
Fantasising
No rush to brush the flush town blue
It’s clear to see
What’s down to me
Is up to you

Penny for the gods, tuppence for the pit
Uncertain when the curtain falls
Before the lamp we tramp on sawdust and spit
Unaware of who’s in the stalls

Off the script
Getting ripped
Axe the climax’s moment of truth
Actually
What’s down to me
Is up to you

Cogs well oiled, the cast know their roles
Faces contort appropriately
Right on cue, the correct emotion shows
In the last act tragedy

Running eyes and noses
Holding poses
Wave flags, recite platitudes
Soliloquy
What’s down to me
Is up to you

Lyric © Paul Hamilton/Smoking Ant Records, 2017

credits

from Nine Minute Holiday, released July 11, 2017
Andy Thomson: guitar, bass guitar, organ, orchestration
Paul Hamilton: voice

Composed, performed & produced by BABYLON SQUEAK

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