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Take Me to the Theatre
Take me to the theatre, place me in a play
I want to feel what it’s like
Living a real life, living in a script
Take me to the theatre, dress me in period costume
I want to feel what it’s like
Living in another body, seeing with different eyes
Take me to the theatre
Take me to the theatre

Monochorome
Red is vivacious
Green is life giving
Blue is inspiration
Monochrome
Yellow is frivolous
Purple is melancholic
Grey is pointless
Monochrome
Monochrome
Black is grim death
White is tasteless
Monochrome
Monochrome

Byron Said to Mary
Mary said of Byron my pillar of masculine power
Mary said of Byron my bountiful beautiful flower
Mary said of Byron how mild how gentle how intense
Mary said of Byron such heroic and dear a countenance
Mary said of Byron her needs for a father a lover
Mary said of Byron to the grave I will follow no other
Byron said to Mary let’s all write a ghost story tonight
Byron said to Mary am I your father your lover your candle light?
Byron said to Mary if you follow I will lead
Byron said to Mary am I your adventure your mentor your need?
Beauty sat on his countenance and power beamed from his eye
His faults being for the most part weakness
Induced one to readily pardon them

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Turn on the machine plug in the cable
Dial up the sound dial up the software
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He does the beats she does the topline
They accept awards hey all the hipsters love it
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MTV scheduled department store models
Underwear models ink on skin models
Aftershave models perfume and lipstick
Mega-brand models so many models
Models models models models
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Autobend the vocal skipity bounce the vocal
Trigger happy with machines…I give up
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Devil In the Detail
The devil’s in the detail the devil’s in the detail
The devil’s in the detail the devil’s in the detail
The catacombs are dark and I cannot see
The catacombs are dark and I cannot see
The catacombs are dark and I cannot see
The catacombs are dark and I cannot see
There’s a heart of darkness there’s a heart of cold
There’s a heart of darkness there’s a heart of cold
There’s a heart of darkness there’s a heart of cold
There’s a heart of darkness there’s a heart of cold
The devil’s in the detail the devil’s in the detail
The devil’s in the detail the devil’s in the detail
The devil’s in the detail the devil’s in the detail
Yeah yeah yeah Yeah yeah yeah Yeah yeah yeah
The river is deep and I cannot swim the river is deep and I cannot swim
The river is deep and I cannot swim the river is deep and I cannot swim
Yeah yeah yeah Yeah yeah yeah Yeah yeah yeah
The devil’s in the detail the devil’s in the detail
The devil’s in the detail the devil’s in the detail
The devil’s in the detail the devil’s in the detail
The devil’s in the detail the devil’s in the detail

Charles Dickens
1812 Portsmouth Black Friars Bridge
Marshalsea Edwin Drood Samuel Pickwick
Bill Sikes The Artful Dodger
Charles Dickens
Charles Dickens
Ebeneezer Scrooge Abel Magwitch
Miss Havisham Uriah Heep Fagin
Amy Dorrit Oliver Twist
Jeremiah Flintwinch David Copperfield
Charles Dickens
Charles Dickens

Aim with the Wrecking Ball
Red brick Sheffield steel Victorian made
Easy with the wrecking ball
Council estate nowhere boys nowhere girls
Glam rock Essex in lipstick rock on David rock on
Androgynous love dystopian youth Clockwork Orange
Easy with the name drop easy with the name drop
1970s Gary Numan The Human League
Cabaret Voltaire John Foxx Ultravox Depeche Mode
Fad Gadget David Bowie Roxy Music The Clash
British punk god save the queen new wave ska
Winter of discontent Margaret Thatcher Margaret Thatcher
Easy aim with the wrecking ball
Tabloid press privileged class
Monied junta in the City pin striped suits
It’s not pretty it ain’t pretty
Go ahead with the wrecking ball with the wrecking ball
1234 aim with the wrecking ball
1234 aim with the wrecking ball

Isambard Kingdom Brunel
Bridges steamships tunnels
industrial engineering
Isambard Kingdom Brunel
Isambard Kingdom Brunel
Railways industrial revolution
Isambard Kingdom Brunel
Isambard Kingdom Brunel

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Byron said to Mary aim with the wrecking ball
Charles Dickens devil in the details
Monochrome take me to the theatre
Take me to the theatre

Isn’t It Cliche?
I know this love is a token affair
I know this love is a token affair
I don’t mind you don’t care
I don’t mind and you don’t care
Isn’t it cliche are we both this bad?
Isn’t it cliche are we both this tragically sad?
I don’t care you don’t mind
I don’t care and you don’t mind
I know your love is a futile wish
I know your love is a wasted wish
I don’t mind you don’t care
I don’t mind and you could not care
Isn’t it cliche? Isn’t it Cliche?

All tracks written by G. Pappas.  Copyright 2019