THE SORE THUMB PARADE
The tartan brothel creepers with the three inch tread / The hairy yeti jacket, zero street cred / The heavy-brocade wine red waistcoat (Camden market) / The retro-modernist jacket with obligatory target / The crimson winkle pickers that bore a faint cheese fragrance / The scuffed, faded espadrilles - heirlooms of vagrants? / The Fabrizio red raincoat right from Prague left in my closet / It was bold but plain but stylish - like you. Or was it? Take it away, boys, take it away / Take it away, boys, take it away
The brown suede cowboy boots you left for me to trip over in the hall / The Swiss Air t-shirt you got in Madrid when our luggage was in Nepal / Hankies, hankies, so many hankies, plain, patterned, gingham / And your Vivienne Westwood bag fetish, you could never fling 'em / The black cashmere cardigan that, when you sat down, rode up / The heavy slate grey trews from Toast that could not fold up / The low-cut Zara pink-and-white dress that exposed your Bingo wings / The unopened packets of black hold-ups - the box of sovereign rings
Take it away, boys, take it away / Take it away, boys, take it away
Prolonged exposure to direct sunlight / Will cause synthetics to fade / As will the days of our crazy phase / As King and Queen of the Sore Thumb Parade
The chunky Rothko legwarmers knitted by your mum / The pale blue cardigan that still smells of cum / Your Bio-Oil for scarred, stretched, dehydrated skin / Your Aloe Calming Facial Cleanser for 'party' and sensitive skin / Your Camomile Gentle Eye make-up remover / Your soya-based burn and inflammation soother / Take it away, boys, take it away / Take it away, boys, take it away
COMPOSED BY PAUL HAMILTON & DOUG MURPHY.
MIXED & PRODUCED BY SI BEEX.
From Bisonics' album 'Seconds' (2011). Available to hear here: bisonics.bandcamp.com/album/seconds

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