Effigy

Effigy

CLICK ON THE IMAGE TO LISTEN TO EFFIGY – ANDREW BIRD

If you come to find me affable
Build a replica for me
Would the idea to you be laughable
Of a pale facsimile?So will you come to burn an effigy?
It should keep the flies away
And when you long to burn this effigy
It should be of the hours that slip away, slip away

It could be you, it could be me
Walking the door, drinking for free
Carrying on with your conspiracies
Filling the room with a sense of unease

Fake conversations on a nonexistent telephone
Like the words of a man who’s spent a little too much time alone
When one has spent too much time alone

So will you come to burn my effigy?
It should keep the flies away
If you long to burn an effigy
It should be of a man whose has lost his way, slips away

It could be you, it could be me
Walking the door, drinking for free
Carrying on with your conspiracies
Filling the room with a sense of unease

Fake conversations on a nonexistent telephone
Like the words of a man who’s spent a little too much time alone
When one has spent too much time alone

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