The Marble Arch

by Gronk and the Body Doubles

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A sneak preview of our upcoming album, this song paints London as a rundown fairytale town

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The sun's up & you're on the march
You drag your shadow to the Marble Arch
Your mouth is dry your throat is parched
& the day is just beginning
You fall in the open door crawl up the stairs to the 13th floor
You wanted a battle so you got a war
& one which neither side is winning

& it makes me wonder why we try to spend our lives inside it
Don't it make you wonder why we never decide to go outside
At all

Now some Cheshire cat by the name of Blair
He left this town a millionaire
He had quite a bit of swag but silver in his hair
& at his temples thinning
Now the Goblin King threw in down at the Horny Toad
He won a little money then he lost a load
Now you can see him down at the launderette on the Portobello Road
Just watching the drums spinning

& it makes me wonder why we try to spend our lives inside it
Don't it make you wonder why we never decide to go outside
At all

From Ladbroke Grove to Tower Hill
From the paving stones up to the windowsills
I seen the ghost of Ed Shepherd & he laughing still
Yeah that old face still grinning
Forget your wine forget your weed
If it's power you seek then it's friends you need
& if you cannot tell the difference between desire & greed
Then you'll always have trouble
Trouble with women

credits

released March 12, 2014
GRONK: voices, keys, percussion, out-of-tune acoustic guitar
CLAUD: lead guitar
ANDREW: that other lead guitar
ADRIAN: trumpet
ANDY: bass
HUGO: drums

Original artwork by Devil's Kitchen
Engineered by Geoff Wright
Produced by Gronk

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