My Literary Kingdom

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Based loosely on the noisy neighbours adjacent to my old bedroom in South London, this is an over-dramatised account of the night when in between the usual heated arguing and emotional swearing were the lines 'PUT DOWN THE KNIFE, JUST PUT DOWN THE KNIFE'.

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If you listen
you can hear the lover wake
and wake he does,
you can hear the woman cuss -
Into the night and on for a year,
undone by a sympathetic ear,
out of the veil, and the ordinary.

It's a cautionary tale from my Literary Kingdom -
one that I could do without.
It's a cautionary tale -
one that I forgot to mention,
one that rung true as I tell.

Go!
Step back from yourself
put down the knife, the sole disguise that I don't want to mess with.
Go!
Listen to yourself,
these walls are thinner than you first surmised and I want to wake up with my head held high -
that's if we wake at all!

If you listen
you can hear the weapon drawn
make out the lover scorn
glass against the wall... in time
to witness
a crime
committed
what if
she heard me
in haste,
obsurbly
My heart is racing
the time she's facing
these lines
we're drawing
are mighty blurry.

This is a message to myself,
This is a lesson I would rather have gone without.
This is the leverage I wouldn't have lived without.
This is the lesson that I'd rather have gone without.

It's a cautionary tale from my Literary Kingdom -
one that I was forced to tell.
It's a cautionary tale -
one that I forgot to mention,
I want you to live without.
(break a wing don't fly)
It's a cautionary tale from my literary Kingdom -
one that I was forced to tell.
(break a wing don't fly)
It's a cautionary tale from my literary Kingdom -
from my throne it could end well!
(break a wing don't fly)

© 2011 Seldom Party

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from SINATRA, released May 13, 2011
Song: Will Kendrew

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Seldom Party The Patch, Australia

After 7 years in London, another in Hong Kong growing a beard and 4
more helping Aborigines record desert reggae in Central Australia, Seldom
Party now lives, writes and records post-folk in Victoria.
Seldom Party saw out 2011 taking his live show, complete with knives and
balloons, to an eclectic mix of venues throughout Australia. See for yourself at www.seldomparty.com
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