Last of the Music Hall Comedians

by Blue-John Vs Sky Mouse

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Written by Sky Mouse (instrumentation) and Blue-John Benjamin (lyrics and vocals);
Vocals sound-engineered by Jon Fleming;
Produced by Sky Mouse.

lyrics

I play to the autumnal auditorium –
Trees heavy with birdsong and bonfire smoke.
Now, beneath them, I take my final bow.
Timing was always everything to me.

Last of the Music Hall comedians –
Last of the incurable romantics.
My mind whirs at seven gags per minute.
I am, at heart, a Shakespearean clown.

From Lime Street Station to the Palladium to
The last pie shop before the stadium,
When life is a comedy of errors,
Keep your chin up, and let happiness in.

Not for me, the solitary meal in a tray.
Not for me, the damp chill of a bedsit.
Vaudevillian to my bones, skin the texture
Of an autumn leaf.
Now the time has come, I will take my final bow.

Last of the Music Hall comedians –
The last of my kind –
Last of the incurable romantics.
My mind whirred at seven gags per minute.
I was, at heart, a Shakespearean clown.

From Lime Street Station to the Palladium to
The last pie shop before the stadium,
When life is a comedy of errors,
Keep your chin up, and let happiness in.

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released June 9, 2016

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