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  1. The Game

From the recording Songs from Fiction Pt 1 EP

Lyrics

You’re lost in the game, you’ll never be the same
In case you don’t know
You’re playing the fool and yet you act real cool
But I know you don’t mean it

When the stars they align, you disappear for a time
As you kiss
And then the world rushes in, you’ve committed a sin and you can’t go back
Hold on for the coming flak

He’s always been so sweet, so polite, so discreet
The picture of a man
There’s no-one here so refined, unlike the rest of his kind
The picture of gentility

All the colours you find, making love in your mind
Feels so real
It just can’t happen here
The rules of marriage are crystal clear

Love turns to silence, an inclination to defiance
We’ll keep our darling girl in a frame on the wall
That drake, that mallard, flew off in a maelstrom
Of feathers and daffodils and our darling girl

How can we sleep when all our riches have been plundered?
Bring back my darling girl, back home

I see shapes on the walls, trip over market stalls
Our bread has gone stale
I call out your name, it still sounds the same
As the day that you were born

But all the colour has gone, we are but hangers-on
To this life
It wasn’t always this way, we were carefree in our day
We danced and swayed
No-one told us it could be this way

Our dreams are thwarted, conversations aborted
We’ll keep our darling girl in a frame on the wall
That drake, that mallard, flew off in a maelstrom
Of feathers and daffodils and our darling girl

How can you sleep when all our riches have been plundered?
Bring back my darling girl, back home