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For Want Of Something Better

by Jon McDevitt

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for want of something better

we’re all floundering around in our own little towns
trying to find a little colour, trying to justify each other
we get a little down so we tell ourselves we’ve found
a thing that makes us smile, keeps us happy for a while

today the spirit’s high and you give a girl the eye
as she flutters by you smiling it’s a sight that’s most beguiling
but no matter what you try she will keep on slipping by
no matter what you try to say, she'll never want to play

and i see you struggling
weaving and juggling
trying to find a way to take the pressure off, the smoking only makes you cough
but you don’t see anything
you’re wrapped up in requirement, desire and numbers and time

well my life is always governed by the things i’ll never do
it seems to happen often and i never seem to soften
i only want a balance and to keep out of the zoo
it’s a freedom that we crop, never gonna stop

if we could only clear the debts and erase the old regrets
then we won’t be up the junction, we’ll maybe even function
all the little gadgets seem to dull and lose their magic
they were better in the window, that’s the funny thing though

and i see you striving
ducking and diving
trying to find a way to take the pressure off, the smoking only makes you cough
but you don’t see anything
you’re wrapped up in requirement, desire and numbers and time

so meet me in the morning, we’ll go drinking we’ll go walking
we can spend the day together maybe run away for ever
i know i can rely upon the alcohol to lie
about the depth of the nightmare so what the hell do i care?

we can sit beneath a tree in a field beside a stream
we’ll have lunch with seven courses and a tenner on the horses
and when our money’s done, with the setting of the sun
we can get back on the train, go back home again…..

© McDevitt 2017

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released June 1, 2017
Written and produced by Jon McDevitt

Jon McDevitt - Vocals, guitars, banjo, mandolin
Neill Tupman - Guitar
Stuart Francis - Drums and percussion
Matt Francis - Bass
Dave Coston - Piano
Anna Jenkins - Violin
Hebe Jones - Backing Vocals

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