Pride & Envy

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This one took a long time to do. Some pretty sincere self reflection going on here

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I wish I was a better performer
Better player, better singer
And set for stardom
Wish I was a little bit calmer
Little bit stronger
Handsome and quite the charmer
I wish I wouldn't get so stressed
About trying to be a success
But I wouldn't expect any less
From that lady with the green dress
That I do confess

Why am I so self absorbed
It's unsightly and likely
That I'm fighting for the next applause
Will they like the song I play?
Man I hope they won't be bored
'Cause any achievement that I get
Will go straight to my head
And I'll feign modesty
I mean honestly
Who am I trying to fool?
I'm still ruled

By my dear Envy
She will surely be the death of me
And her best friend Ire
Will be standing right beside her
Pride with Sloth he wears an ugly grin
Oh I am still the product of my sins

Lying in my bed till noon
Oh I probably should do something soon
I mean wasn't there a song you had to write?
Weren't you gonna play it at the gig tonight?

Oh No
Just let me stay in bed
Because these things sound so much better
In my head

There stands pride
In his black papier-mache armour
There is sloth who is sleeping in the corner
Ire, she bears a wilful frown
Leaving Envy in her shining green gown

Oh My dear Envy
She will surely be the death of me
And her best friend Ire
Will be standing right beside her
I can hardly be someone who wins
While I am still the product of my sins

credits

from Pride & Envy, released August 28, 2010
Violins played by Clare Myerscough
Artwork by Alex Moore - threepennyorchestra.blogspot.com

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