The Benefits Of A Downhill Paper Round

by The Ragamuffins

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1.
Shoegazing 03:00
How long And how've you been If actions speak louder than words then your silence is deafening There's kids on the warpath And pigs on the run So gaze at your laces Or wake up in hospital son How cold And how naive I guess the future's not as colourful as everyone would have you believe There's kids on the warpath And pigs on the run So gaze at your laces Or wake up in hospital son
2.
Emily You keep confusing me You find it hard to see the wood for all the trees You and me Were just not meant to be But it's so hard to find perspective on your knees Oh Emily You keep confusing me You find it hard to see the way things really are Oh Emily You're just no good for me Because I'm trapped between the gutter and the stars Emily Excuse the irony But you said sanity was just a state of mind Chemistry Can help you find epiphany To leave that god-forsaken working week behind Oh Emily You keep confusing me You find it hard to see the way things really are Oh Emily You're just no good for me Because I'm trapped between the gutter and the stars And now you're chewing through your fingernails Because this is nothing like the fairytales you read When you were innocence personified Your life has left you terrified And life don't owe you nothing girl Emily You keep confusing me You find it hard to see the sand for all the beach Chemistry Can help you find epiphany But all your horoscopes keep slipping out of reach
3.
Declan put your dancing shoes on Arthur grab your spade Cos Judy's sitting pretty at the top of the hit parade Ronald's looking nervous With a glass of diet Coke He was asked to share a memory But thought "is this some sort of joke?" Here we go again You're changing history completely It's a mystery how you lot ran the world Mark was having trouble getting back from overseas Guess there's a family reputation for bringing countries to their knees And Lizzy's looking pleased At tying her colours to the mast Well she was shaking hands with tyrants in the not-too-distant past Here we go again You're changing history completely It's a mystery how you lot ran the world Here we go again You're changing history completely It's a mystery how you lot ran the world Oh decisions, decisions, decisions You made with such arrogant precision Wiping communities away And as all of the dignitaries start to weep The company that you used to keep Says more than words could ever say "Sir" Norman counts his lucky stars And Bernard starts to sweat Because cover-ups don't write themselves And you're not off the hook just yet So Declan, put your dancing shoes on This dog's had her day And George don't spare the tissues to wipe those crocodile tears away Here we go again You're changing history completely It's a mystery how you lot ran the world Here we go again You're changing history completely It's a mystery how you lot ran the world
4.
Well it's half past ten and I've not stopped to think 'Cos it's hard to keep your eyes shut When your mind's been on the blink And the news is full of grim predictions Science fiction And pop-star secret drug prescriptions To help you chase those miracles away Woah, woah, woah You're a little bit older Wiser than you thought But that's no surprise You're older, wiser than you felt before And you're not sure How much of this that you can take The best mistakes are the ones that you're yet to make Aim for the stars and hit the moon 'Cos it's eleven in the afternoon It was twelve-fifteen when I rolled out of bed But I had to take the chance To rest my weary little head And I'm sick to death of patronising Socialising Wolf-in-sheep's-clothes advertising Psychopaths who've pissed it all away Woah, woah, woah You're a little bit older Wiser than you thought But that's no surprise You're older, wiser than you felt before And you're not sure How much of this that you can take The best mistakes are the ones that you're yet to make Aim for the stars and hit the moon 'Cos it's eleven in the afternoon
5.
Oh girl You're feeling under the weather You've got ideas above your TV station Bags of teenage desperation But oh, it's getting harder to find you And now the chips are down The dice are loaded You take your gin With Coca Cola You're in Then you're out But it's nothing much to shout about You're in Then you're out But it's nothing much to shout about Nothing much to shout about at all Oh girl You said you're good for whatever You've done your best to really turn the corner Take a trip to somewhere slightly warmer But I don't think that you're trying so hard You'll make another hollow, empty gesture To emphasise the mess you think... You're in Then you're out But it's nothing much to shout about You're in Then you're out But it's nothing much to shout about Nothing much to shout about at all

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released December 16, 2013

©The Ragamuffins 2013
All songs by David John Jaggs
Recorded and Mixed by The Ragamuffins at Studio Bedsit, Pennine Lancashire, Royal Northern College of Music, Manchester and University of Liverpool.
Mastered by Simon Stride
Album Artwork by Paul Machin of All Machin Productions LTD, Liverpool
www.youtube.com/AllMachinProductions

Thanks to Paul & Tina, Ed, Rick, Bill, Claire and Martin and Paul

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