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Too Tasty for You, Lager Boy?

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

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A song about a broken heart and real ale


On Guiness’s Day the Churchill gave out oysters
And they do taste ok
CAMRA’s phrase, “Lager Boy,” was making us laugh
Now Chock a Bloke is checking back to life
I couldn’t go on but I did do
“Burying a girl’s life,” the French say…

If I ran all of the way home from Shunt, at night
I’d get a rush of happiness
They kissed, so I pretend she doesn’t exist now
And punched a Tooley Street escarpment
She’d said we were best friends and could confide
And I do wish them all the best
In time, I'll find other things to do with my life

Life isn’t too tasty for me lager boys
It’s all done by kindness
This song was once called, “I want his job”

Harrod’s music shop has had an orange sparkle bass in stock for years
I’ll eat some oysters there, one birthday
John Byrne’s art was in my head as I walked past that Fleet Street shop
I finally bought that Lysechenko postcard

The Jugged Hare, the Albert, the Seven Stars, the Bree Louise, the Churchill, the Cheshire Cheese...
Their kissing scene. Inside Shunt they reign
There are no good ales


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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