Better Get in Line

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Silly boy came home for dinner
Had a matchbox full of cocaine in a slipper
Gets to it while mum says "Bub's getting thinner"
And swears he's losing that spark.

Clutch straws get free of this pickle
Tries out crackin' wise and a tickle
But he ain't got enough soul left for a giggle
Those eyes ever getting more dark.

Chuck a little bit down, get down
Getting up feel a little bit rough
Take a sip of that cup, feel a little more tough
No one's there to say "enough"
Seems they're up there doing other stuff.

Catch a violent streak by the horns
Seems a bit nicer to the touch than the thorns
But it won't be long til the family mourns
For a kid they knew a while back.

Won't help to calm suspicion
When he's got few friends and half don't listen
And he's never dry long enough to feel what's missing
Or sense he's slipping off track.

Chuck a little more down, get down
Getting up, feel a little bit strange
Your ways can range
From a simple exchange, to the bursts of rage
Ain'tchyer fault they're on another page.


[Chorus]
If you catch him hitting that high
Good luck breaking that stride
He's got herds of traffic, set straight for the attic
Better get in line.
[x2]


[Instrumental]


No hope when one can't see it
He's got the cure hooked onto the being
But who could blame those favouring fleeing
Over standing up to their task.

Starts swell then dreams get chased
Keeps going, what a waste
When each great night keeps getting replaced
With this hell-bent, moribund farce.

What a shame, that boy seemed sweet
That spirit loved to keep it upbeat
One swift retreat back to the backseat
Shuffle through and repeat
Not fit for handling the heat.


[Chorus]
If you catch him hitting that high
Good luck breaking that stride
He's got herds of traffic, set straight for the attic
Better get in line.
[x2]

credits

from Better Get in Line, released April 21, 2018
Vocals / Acoustic Guitar - Max Runham
Electric Guitar - Silas Wyatt-Barke
Piano - Sheridan Lloyd
Harmonica - Giles King
Saxophone - Louis Schultz-Wiremu
Trumpet - Sam Warner
BV's - Max Runham & Sue Ryding
Bass - Daniel Carter-Hope
Drums - Adam Langstaff

Written by Max Runham

Produced and arranged
by Max Runham and Oliver Vibrans.

Mixed by Oliver Vibrans.

Mastered by Blacklisted Mastering.

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