The Ballade of the Broken​-​hearted Barfly

from by Tim Hopwood with Joe Van Der Linden

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lyrics

I once met a man in a bar, he said to me, “My son,
Love is a bit like a temperamental old gun.
Just when you think it won’t ever fire no more,
It’ll roar back to life and blow your foot through the floor.”

I once met a man on a road, he said to me, “My friend,
Love is a bit like a wound that won’t ever mend.”
As he walked away I realised he probably was right,
For the trail that he left behind him was a terrible sight.

Then a white-coated man in a lab said “Get a load of this:
Love is nothing but a neurochemical bliss.”
I pondered his words as I purchased a vyv-man-kan
To drown the memory of the way your hair catches the sun.

Don’t know what to do with these words that I wrote for you.
I guess I’ll try and bury them. What else is there to do?
Or throw them all in a box and drive to the sea,
And maybe then I’ll forget about you and me.

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from Songs of Love and Death, released May 1, 2017

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