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Storm in a Teacup

from Ghostwatch (E​.​P​.​) by Ian Evans

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A song about Greek mythology and a long journey to be with a loved one


On 230 from Wood Green to Leyton (tied to the mast)
Nasty kid called Tricky, swearing at a nice Mum on her mobile
Ra’s staring at him as he sails through London to her
Like Odysseus all calm. Just think of her in your strong arms

There’s always trouble ‘cos there’s something in the way. On the bus route to the dance show
Past the Poor School on the Gray’s Inn Road
City that we romance so
And she’s standing in the chorus of the dance show
As the Trojan War comes to an end
And she’s warming up and stood in third position
As our hero’s on the final bend
It’s a laugh to know a secret you would kill to know
We’re the Muses for this story
And Kate Bush is good, George Bush is bad
And he gets to see her dance on time

You just watch them by Beau Brummel’s statue Saturday
They’re a Rockette and a Myrmidon
And the gaping face of jaws ajar…
The sound of corsets hitting floors

Heaving with lust outside your window
Inside, it’s a storm inside a teacup blown away
It’s a magic day

Oh she’s inside of an unusual picnic (all crumbly and entertaining)
We won’t go away with you, please put her down

Bad situations like Rawlinson End
And I’m like, “their life’s changeable and entertaining”
Now I’ve gone all voluble, please put me starboard…
Where I can see the stars above the briny…
See our heroes climb Clissold fence at night
Saved in a submarine by my kind aunt
She’d dazzle the chorus line please put her down


from Ghostwatch (E​.​P​.​), track released May 3, 2012
Ian Evans: songs, singing, guitars, bass guitar on tracks 1 and 3
Matt Burrows: drums, bass guitar on track 2, production/mixing


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