A Voice In The Dark

Album: National Ransom (2010)
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  • You can read right through a book of matches
    But that won't make you smart
    You can laugh in the face of watches
    But time will only break your heart

    Kings reign beneath umbrellas
    Hide pennies down in cellars
    And money pours down and yet
    Not everyone gets soaking wet

    When bores and bullies conspire
    To stamp out your spark
    Listen for
    A voice in the dark

    Not a moment too soon as we blue the moon
    And a wolf begins to howl in tune
    I announced for all mankind
    A boon
    Stand aside you big baboon
    Now I'm the a prize invention, girl
    You're the image of yourself
    Forget your cares
    Your disapproving stares
    I'm not here to try to jump your borders
    Just ask your nieces and daughters

    I'm flat as sole, I'm happy as a clam
    But they don't know the kind of man I am
    Little fish swimming in a jealous shoal
    Now my net is overflowing
    And I suddenly seem to be all seeing and all knowing
    I've got something right there
    You might want to hear
    I have no fear
    Lend a hand
    Lend an ear
    If your rent-money is in arrears

    We'll be striking up a symphony bandstand
    Long of hair and loose of tooth
    There'll be pirouettes and startling handstands
    And who but acrobats know how to tell the truth
    When all is said that then redundant
    They gallivant in peg-leg pants
    I'll be your servant
    You'll be my pal
    And I'll be faithful you know I shall
    There's no fool like an old fool
    Who blames it all upon his youth
    When times are tough and you find you're down
    Without a star to wish upon
    Listen for a voice in the dark

    I was striking through a box of matches
    Hoping that one would spark
    I heard somebody calling to me
    A voice in the dark
    A sound both wild and gentle
    Daring and confidential
    I thought there was music playing
    But it was all and only talk
    When liars and bullies conspire to stamp out your spark
    Fill up that empty space in your heart
    Listen up, when the herald says, "hark"
    Believe in a voice in the dark

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