what would singers sing


Written: 2004
Released: 2009 on 'London'



Not long ago I saw a pretty girl just standing there
I asked her for her number and we started an affair
Everything was wonderful she said I love you so
But when I said I feel the same she said you'll have to go


Everyday
It's hard to see
The nutters and the sane
All look the same to me
Everyday
It's hard to tell
Which way's heaven
Which way's hell
But every night
On my knees
I give thanks for everything
I give thanks
'Cause I know damn well
Without the minds of mental girls
Well what would singers sing?
We'd go la la la..
Without the minds of mental girls
Well what would singers sing?

In the middle of the night I caught a burglar unawares
We had a little struggle and then he fell down the stairs
He broke his neck in two but still he lived to tell
the tale
Of how he got compensation and I got sent to gaol


Everyday
It's hard to see
The nutters and the sane
All look the same to me
Everyday
It's hard to tell
Which way's heaven
Which way's hell
But every night
On my knees
I give thanks for everything


I give thanks
'Cause I know damn well
Without the clowns in wigs and gowns
Well what would singers sing?
We'd go la la la..
Without the clowns in wigs and gowns
Well what would singers sing?

So I asked a holy man if heaven was within my means
He said it was if I would blow myself to smithereens
So I did the deed but then awoke to find no sainted choir
Instead a man with horns said come and join me by the fire


Everyday
It's hard to see
The nutters and the sane
All look the same to me
Everyday
It's hard to tell
Which way's heaven
Which way's hell
But every night
On my knees
I give thanks for everything
I give thanks
'Cause I know damn well
Without the lies of hypocrites
Well what would singers sing?
We'd go la la la..
Without the lies of hypocrites
Well what would singers sing?

© Philip Jeays 2004
Philip Jeays © Sean K

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