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Green Wings

from Majesty and Misery by Tom Dickins

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Picture me, 19 years old, broken hearted and crying listening to Fiona Apple's "loveridden" on repeat. No-one elses heart broke like mine, of course. I drag myself off the carpeted floor of my rented Wagga bedroom and put all the tears into this song instead...


Your bag is in my hallway
Your photo's on my wall
But I can't see them clearly
In fact I can't see at all
Maybe you're at his place
Maybe he's at yours
And maybe I'm more broken
Than I've ever been before

This is not me speaking
No, this is someone else
Someone regretting
That he had ever felt
What a waste of money
Down this old wishing well
But I hear no splash
I hear no splash

So I've got my new green wings on
To fly me 'round the world
What a handy anaesthetic
To numb me from that girl
And though no tears are falling
They gather in my throat
All tied into a knot now
They surround me like a moat

Repeat Chorus

Please collect your things
They're waiting for you at the door
Please collect your things
'Cos I can't be here anymore...

So I've taken out your picture
From the sentimental frame
You really haven't changed much
And I look just the same
There's no clouds in the background
'Cos they were all ahead
All hidden from my eye-line
By all the things you'd said.

This is now me singing
My voice coming back
I can hit a high note
And it probably won't crack
What a waste of energy
On a love that won't come back
You won't come back
You won't come back
You won't come back
You won't come... back.


from Majesty and Misery, released November 11, 2007
Piano/Vocals: Tom Dickins
Harmonica: Blake Bickel

Recorded, mixed, mastered and produced by Blake Bickel


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Tom Dickins Melbourne, Australia

Musician. Maker of things. Breaker of other things. Sometimes alone. Sometimes with co conspirators. Most recent album with the Punintentionals.

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