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Too Tasty for You, Lager Boy?

from Gallows Man by Ian Evans

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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 that we were best friends and could confide
And I do wish them all the best
In time, I found 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 east 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

For a while my love prevented me from seeing a lovely group of friends
And then the real ones stayed

The Jugged Hare, the Albert, the Seven Stars, the Bree Louise, the Churchill, the Cheshire Cheese
I saw the biggest love spoon
I can no longer check the internet at work, but I can fit in minutes at lunch time
Jogging is a rush of happiness


from Gallows Man, released May 12, 2010


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