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Pick Up Line

from Fistful of Change by The Layers

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A wanton night, one wasted day, you chased the sandman off again,
Where you gonna hide the lines this time, lover?
Found you at the bottle's end waiting for the light to bend
around your eyes; or for oblivion
The charm of strangers never palls, you never learned from any fall;
laughed or cried or cared at all; or paid.
Just showered off some one-time lay then lay around another day;
sat and smoked in some cafe - the tab is coming.

Hey, lady, bat those eyes, we’ve both been here a thousand times.
I’ve seen your moves and heard your lines – find yourself another ride
You ain’t coming home with me

I've heard it all before and seen your hack-kneed tits and ass routine -
overheard and too obscene - for me honey.
Nobody cares if you can show the body you had years ago;
your face was buried in the snow - but not chilling.
You think that cynical is wise; mistake the value for the price,
misquote, plagiarise for me - I'll listen.
It's what you are, not who you do, who you've nailed or who you've screwed-
the ghosts will all come back to you - sometime

Hey, lady, bat those eyes, we’ve both been here a thousand times.
I’ve seen your moves and heard your lines – find yourself another ride
You ain’t coming home with me

You played it out too fast and wide now, lover, where you gonna hide
when all that bitter, wasted time - comes calling?
Take those cigarettes and wine, the make-up and the practised lines,
there's nothing else to hide behind - except memory

Hey, lady, bat those eyes, we’ve both been here a thousand times.
I’ve seen your moves and heard your lines – find yourself another ride
You ain’t coming home with me

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from Fistful of Change, released March 1, 2020

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The Layers Bristol, UK

Who are The Layers? Five humans who would, were it not for a simple lack of balaclavas, probably be robbing a Post Office near you. Instead, their maladjusted energies were channelled into music…

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