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Thank You for Your Service

from Singles n' Slices by Santa Carla



Welcome to the CBD
There’s a woman shouting in Chinese
A girl looks longer than she really should
And the old man says “you could lose me you could”

Like a platform scroller
The harder levels come as you get older

We ascend into the street
Like sewer rats lookin’ for a feed
And the big dig’s tearing up my route to work
And we’re just sprites dropping acid in a parallax world

Like a platform scroller
One false move, that’s it, game over

They said the working life was tough
But they really didn’t train me up
Just to push this pen every single day
Till they pack me in a box, chuck in a gold watch, and say:

Thank you for your service
Thank you for your gracious service

I’m playing Shadow of the Beast
But I never make it past the trees
My best-laid plans have hit the skids
And I’m riding upstream like a Junior Kickstart kid

Thank you Peter Purves
Thank you for your gracious service
Thank you for your service
Thank you for your gracious service

Running and jumping and ducking and diving
Waking and working and living and dying


from Singles n' Slices, released July 1, 2010


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Santa Carla Liverpool

Critically acclaimed Liverpool art pop band Santa Carla were active in the UK and US between 2003-2007, recording primarily for the Digital Wings label. Principal songwriters Simon Barber and Brian O'Connor went on to form the songwriting team Sodajerker, which can be found at sodajerker.com. ... more

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