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French Possession: Music

Wear and tear (Archie's trip to meet Annabel)

(French Possession)
(Steve Jones)
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I find that recently I’ve begun to question things
I wasn’t like this in the old days
Another day is ending and yet one more begins
The clocks are ticking in the hallways

I go to public houses and talk of private fears
I’m unfamiliar with a new craze
I look through different mirrors but the same life appears
I wasn’t like this in the old days

And I don’t know what to do
And I don’t know what to think about this
It’s a problem that we share is there anybody there
Who can take this wear and tear?

This one is beating me fair and square
Lucky for me you’re there
This one is beating me fair and square

I press the keyboard and I manipulate the mouse
We send our messages in new ways
The postman packs his letters and moves from house to house
Just like a doctor in the old days

And I don’t know what to think about this
It’s a problem that we share is there anybody there
Who can take this wear and tear?

Note: features excerpts from the poem, 'Aubade', written by Philip Larkin.