Wobbie Wobbit & Susan Chewter - I Thought I Found a Song

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No, there's not an old drunk in the attic. Or an old Trump.

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In an old trunk in the attic
I thought I found a song
Entrapped within its canvas cell
A prisoner far too long

I turned the key within the lock
So gently raised the lid
The song returned my startled gaze
And this is what it did:

It yawned, it blinked, before my eyes
It tenderly unfurled
It drifted from its confines
Set out into the world

*instrumental refrain*

Although it was from darkness
That it crept, it showed no fear
Around my mind's eye soft it swirled
Alighting on my ear

Where, in the deepest recess
Of my wrinkled matter grey
A band of former centuries
Took arms, began to play

They told a testimonial
With rhythm strong and true
A bygone world of black-and-white
Discerned through eyes of blue

*instrumental refrain*

And when the band was finished
All things ended, as they must
The air again fell silent
As the falling of the dust

My eyes then chanced to settle
On the prison whence it came
A photo of a girl appeared
A face without a name

In the old trunk in the attic
Where I thought I found a song
And a girl with eyes of sapphire
Knew alone I wasn't wrong

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from On Shower Walls, released March 1, 2017
Lyrics by Stephen Wordsmith
Additional lyrics, vocals, composition and all instruments by Susan Chewter
Artistic direction, encouragement and facilitating by Wobbie Wobbit
Both formerly of The Wise Wound: www.thewisewound.co.uk

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