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The Cockleshell

from Lapsang Souchong by Ian Evans

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Being in my shell, the first time was awkward and clumsy
Shouldn’t this thing be the best thing in the whole world?
Spoiling your life well, if you’re thinking of guilt or shyness
It’s tough for us too… it seemed like such a lot to do
I’m not staying in my cockleshell

There is no such thing, as being good or bad at this
There is only being sensitive or insensitive
Come out from your shell - the mistakes we have are funny
Laughing makes all well
It seemed like such a lot to do
I’m not staying in my cockleshell

Hiding your flame is in fashion you see
But I’m sparking up mine, for as far as my eyes can see


from Lapsang Souchong, released July 12, 2006
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