A Voice In the Dark
You can read right through a book of matches But that won't make you smart You can laugh in the face of watches But time will only break your heart Kings reign beneath umbrellas Hide pennies down in cellars And money pours down and yet Not everyone gets soaking wet When bores and bullies conspire To stamp out your spark Listen for A voice in the dark Not a moment too soon as we blue the moon And a wolf begins to howl in tune I announced for all mankind A boon Stand aside you big baboon Now I'm the a prize invention, girl You're the image of yourself Forget your cares Your disapproving stares I'm not here to try to jump your borders Just ask your nieces and daughters I'm flat as sole, I'm happy as a clam But they don't know the kind of man I am Little fish swimming in a jealous shoal Now my net is overflowing And I suddenly seem to be all seeing and all knowing I've got something right there You might want to hear I have no fear Lend a hand Lend an ear If your rent-money is in arrears We'll be striking up a symphony bandstand Long of hair and loose of tooth There'll be pirouettes and startling handstands And who but acrobats know how to tell the truth When all is said that then redundant They gallivant in peg-leg pants I'll be your servant You'll be my pal And I'll be faithful you know I shall There's no fool like an old fool Who blames it all upon his youth When times are tough and you find you're down Without a star to wish upon Listen for a voice in the dark I was striking through a box of matches Hoping that one would spark I heard somebody calling to me A voice in the dark A sound both wild and gentle Daring and confidential I thought there was music playing But it was all and only talk When liars and bullies conspire to stamp out your spark Fill up that empty space in your heart Listen up, when the herald says, "hark" Believe in a voice in the dark
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