Monsters Of Pop

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Of centrespread and hotel bed
Our lives revolved around
The teenage scream that fuelled my dream
Oh far and distant sound

Renown and adulation
Are burning at the stake
From VIP to OAP
The path I’m loathe to take

You can lead a horse to water
But you can’t head back in time
You might make gold from the songs of old
But your soul will never be revived

Put your money in a bad investment
Put your faith in our ageing bones
We’ll be showing off our post-punk mindset
In the grounds of a stately home

To leave a corpse so young and fair
Your legacy assured
A weakness for indulgence
Couldn’t put me to the sword

My star that evanescent was
Cannot you rise once more
Euphoria forsook me
Back in 1984

We’re despoiling our seminal album
As we sink to new depths of bland
There’s a gurgling sound where our craftship drowned
We’re more lousy than our tribute band

It’s the actual original line-up
Apart from the bass and drums
We’ve got the words on a sheet lying next to our feet
With a font size of 81

So unplug the jukebox
That music’s lost its taste
But how can we refuse you
When your love is so misplaced

Authentic and delightful
Are those new bands that you shun
Let’s wallow in nostalgia
And fill my pension fund

There’s a bad bout of retrospection
There’s a melody causing pain
You should be looking at time
For a three chord crime
And abuse down memory lane

Watch the songs of your youth get murdered
In a parody worse than death
Hear an 8-minute bass funk workout
While the singer’s getting back his breath

Bring a foldable picnic blanket
And a bored-looking grandchild too
Put your hands in the air from your striped deckchair
As if there’s nothing better to do

There’s a tear in the space-time continuum
Where the bands of old crawl through
The monsters of Pop refuse to drop
And they’re coming to a town near you


from Dreaming In Unison, released May 26, 2015




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