One Tooth Down

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One Tooth Down (lyrics Mather / McElhinney/ McEwan)

Heart on his sleeve
Through the shadows of no sleep
Kicking up the pavement puddles
Brogues upon his feet
He had it all planned
The dinner, her hand
An SMS don't cut it
When you're left standing on the street

The daylight fades
The Parade
Friday night begins
Shimmering skin
The thin blue flame
And all the shame
Of their fight sets in
No light gets in

Sirens and heels
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Knocking back tequila
Till he's tasting his last meal
Arm round a lass
He goes in fast
He doesn't see the freight train
Till he's lying on the tracks

The mirror ball
Show's it all
Spinning round
Up on his feet
He goes to speak
Who moved the ground
He's one tooth down

Please don't hurt me

Staggers off home
No keys and no phone
Stale beer and blood stains
Making patterns on his clothes
Cut's through the park
Unaware of the dark
Get's his head down on a bench
Till the dawn chorus starts

Then fear sets in
The doubt begins
The night before
What was it for?


from Epic in the Ordinary, released April 4, 2010


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