The Banjo Song

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lyrics

I had been helping her through my firm to draft certain legal papers
In pursuance of a dissolution of a marriage
We had known each other for many years
As children we had played together
But I had not seen her since her return from Europe
New York society had not been quick to accept her
Though sympathetic to her face
Behind her back they were ungenerous

To meet with such a woman was not considered ‘accepted behaviour’
But my fiancé’s family had implored me
To try and sway her from the path of divorce
In the context of business, it was acceptable for a gentleman to visit
And I can assure you that our meetings had always been proper
Until she took out her banjo and started to play
Like heaven's own
To listen to my lures sweet tone

And she played
And he sat with his hat in his lap
While she played
And his heart grew and grew

* * *

In the novel, I did not stay
I would never know her in that way
We said our goodbyes
Cut the ribbons that tied
I walked home through the lamp light
I most specifically did not cry

* * *

This is a tract on sensibility, esprit de corps
The link between your morale and my morality
Requires you to call her a whore
But in the porn parody we fuck
She played the banjo with a mouth full of nuts
She had Chinese writing all down her back
But I still could not read her
It said 'good luck' or what the fuck!
How would I know?
It might have said 'this is the greater reality',
'my tract', 'my life', 'my sensibility'

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from Songs To Punch Nerds To, released August 7, 2016

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Space Church Camberley, UK

Play Post / Noise / Stoner / Math Rock

They don't have any Apple laptops on stage, so you can be sure they are not checking facebook when they should be playing.

Space Church are just in time for the 90's 'grunge' revival so all you hipster types dressed like T4 presenters in your skinny jeans and piano ties should jump on the band wagon now!
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