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Lydia

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I’ve seen you crash back down into the ash
Like an inverted Phoenix
So delectable yet totally ineffectual
Those intellectual verbal tricks
I’ve tried to save ya from your bad behaviour
And keep you safe within the mix
I’ve been here to stake you and whatever may break you
I’ve always been ready to fix
Oh, Lydia windswept and pale in my raincoat
Lydia shipwrecked and lost from the start
How could I ever turn my back to you
How could I ever deny you my heart.

That failed wannabe muso from the failed wannabe studio
And his angst filled introverted songs
Dumped you without any conscience; faked all that nonchalance;
Amongst a rant of venomous tongues
And that fat salesman guy with his food stained tie
Last seen on the streets of Hong Kong
And what about that actor? My God what a chapter
Another story where you didn’t belong
Oh, Lydia at the helm of your own personal Mayflower
Intrepid; clutching your horoscope and astronomical charts
How could I ever turn my back to you
How could I ever deny you my heart.

You visited the Bolshoi; read Chekhov and Tolstoy
You got your records of Mahler and Liszt
But common sense not so common and babe you look so solemn
Now you realise what you might have missed
Those laughing sons of bitches: all of ’em in stitches
Pointing at the slashes on your wrist
At your crack-whore clothes and the rings in your nose
As you stand there shaking your fist
Oh, Lydia femme fatale ‘neath my blankets
Lydia texting old friends gambling on nostalgia
Oh, Lydia – free delivery, no surcharge outcalls only
Checking out the morning sky getting ready to depart
How could I ever turn my back to you
How could I ever deny you my heart.

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oldfolks2 said

Now that chilled me out very nicely , great song ....

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thetworegs said

The acoustic sounds stunning ..excellent lyrics ..you managed to get the word astronomical in a song you set the bench high....poor Lydia... a beautiful song well performed ...piepod bound

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Andrew Russe said

Wow. Gorgeous sounds.

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