Splendid

by I Fight Lions

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1.
Fuelled by far too much tea, she writes shit poetry It's just prose put in lines and stanzas About her crippling addiction to dramatization Of run of the mill circumstances Be wary of the sweet talk that she slurs ‘cause she’ll screw you in all senses of the word It's not that I don't think she’s pretty But it’s her drama not looks that could kill Trying too hard to illicit pity Through pretend domestics and diet pills She's got Polaroid pictures adorning her wall Of dozens of boys, heard she's had them all How on earth she concludes there's a mutual allure Eludes me, I'm far from enthralled
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02:48
There was a crooked man, he walked a crooked mile He stole a crooked sixpence and smiled a crooked smile And said "Boy, when you get older, and you start wising up You'll see morality is malleable and everyone's a schmuck" But he said it through fake golden veneers Which makes it twice as hard to believe If you can't afford a proper dentist, don't want your tips on fiscal sensibility I don't want to spend every second I'm awake Mulling over mistakes I don't want to spend every penny that I make Paying off the promises I break There was a crooked cat who caught a hapless mouse He drained the mouse financially and bought himself a house Consumed by greed, he takes more than he needs A fat feline living lavishly on another's poverty And as he clambered out his mother's womb He spat out a solitary silver spoon And said "Mother, the day will come around When I run this country, run it to the ground"
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Aesthetically, perhaps I’m not too pleasing You wouldn’t introduce me to your friends Your shoulder isn’t cold, my love; it’s freezing Toward all the fawning poetry I’ve penned Though I may be offensive to your senses And worse yet to your sensibilities I know when I’m around I’ll never lower your defences But your heart beat loses its stability You’ll never know what its like to be me All these synthetic feelings have this power over me You’ll never know what its like to be me at all I wasn’t born - I was made; so I’m quite mature for my age These boys, they say they love you but they have no clue 'cause even though my paper’s frayed I’m sure we’re still on the same page It’s just a shame I know I’ll never have you You'll never let me close enough to hold you tight But despite my frightful face I’m quite the charmer I’ll keep all your photographs close to me at night As I dream of being your knight in shining armour You'll never know what it's like to be me You see, I'm falling apart at the seams You'll never know what it's like to be me at all Manufactured to feel lust, but incapable of seduction Tease me if you must, but I must leave you this instruction: I’m not sure how well I’m put together; I think I’m falling apart So please be particularly careful with my heart You'll never know what it's like to be me How can you empathise with a different breed? You'll never know what it's like to be me You weren't created in a laboratory You'll never know what it's like to be me You see I'm falling apart at the seams You'll never know what it's like to be me at all
4.
“Any publicity is good publicity” Well that’s a bare-faced lie Look at Gary Glitter, Josef Fritzl, maybe Adolf Hitler Universally vilified So before you load your gun and acidify your tongue Aim at my art and fire I suggest you take your time to consider the cruelty of my crimes Because all I’ve done is write Songs that sound good in my head Songs that don’t make any sense To anyone but me I’m aware that it’s subjective it’s your choice to be Subjected to these thoughts of mine If it doesn’t float your boat that’s fine Just know that there’s nothing you can do to stop me telling the truth I’m just so Goddamned good If everyone liked everything Then everyone would be happy If everyone liked everything Then everyone would be boring Stamp your feet and clap your hands if you think a few words can Dictate your every move Stamp your feet and clap your hands if you think your fellow man Can think for himself too See before you dip your quill in ink that instigates the illnesses That plague my self-esteem I suggest you have a drink or four and have a good long think before You crush this poor boy’s dreams ‘cause These songs don’t sound shit in my head And despite all the things you said I don’t believe That I should let go of what I love to do and the fact is I love to do This, my love, the only thing That makes me high, makes me sing Though it’s just writing words and melodies over guitar riffs and beats I’m just so Goddamned good I should quit I should quit while I’m ahead I should quit before it gets to my head I’m just no Goddamned good If everyone liked everything Then everyone would be happy If everyone liked everything Then maybe someone would like me
5.
02:44
The carousels, they come to life Filling the darkness with big bright lights And the laughter and music that once was elusive Is now on repeat in our minds But when does the repetition end? Our realities and dreams, they start to blend And our dreams become boring and bland We need excitement; we need to live our lives But it’s going ‘round in one big circle if it’s always going right We need excitement; we need to live our lives And in order to progress we need to leave the perfect past behind We have greener pastures to find I was once confronted by a clown In place of a smile, he was wearing a frown He said “D’ya think I piss glitter? I vomit rainbows? The shit that I go through, no-one knows But every day I perform, and I maintain a smile And when I see the joy in my audience’s eyes It keeps me sane for a while” Ladies and gentlemen, this ain’t your standard show It’s just therapy to keep me on my toes Ladies and gentlemen this ain’t your standard show It’s just so I don’t go from slow to comatose Ladies and gentlemen, this ain’t your standard show It’s an addiction that stops me growing old Ladies and gentlemen, this ain’t your standard show

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I Fight Lions' debut EP, 'Splendid'.

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released October 1, 2012

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I Fight Lions are a rock band hailing from the mountains of North Wales. Like many other bands, they write songs and perform them in public places; often for applause, seldom for money.

Mae I Fight Lions yn fand roc o ardal fynyddig Eryri. Fel llawer o fandiau eraill, maent yn sgwennu caneuon a'u chwarae nhw i bobl sy weithia'n gwrando, ond yn anaml yn talu.
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