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Blood In The Laundry

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Sure as underpants are expensive
All of my ancestors had children
Nobody plays board games anymore
We’ve a silent understanding
I’m in an unspoken league
With my acne-scarred brothers and sisters
And if this vessel dips far beneath the waves
They know they are the ones that I would reach out and save

Did my dad hold my hand ‘round town too long?
Everyone tells me I’m a sensitive soul.
Beryl, hits me with “that’s form of egotism”
This barbs like a truth although I tell her “it isn’t”

Roacutane kids
“Why don’t you wash?”
Staining the guest sheets
With legions and puss
Side-effects fill
Three sheets of A4
Consultant’s pose photos
Compounding it all
A chemical rebalancing
Dried out like sultanas
With awkward hunches
90s centre partings
Praise dermatology
There’s blood in the laundry
“You’re frigid if your eyebrows
Are far too apart”

Did I sleep with soft toy bears for too long?
I’m sick of being told I’m a sensitive soul
Now I rarely shout, I just storm out the house
When conflict approaches I’m the reverse tortoise

You’re a sensitive soul

If Jimmy Nail can be handsome
In contraband shoes
I’m sure me and my shandals can shake off these blues


from The Ones That Left Town EP, released March 1, 2015



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Outside Your House UK

Outside Your House are a two man operation.

Faithful Johannes is part spoken word poet, part folk singer, part laid-back rapper with an eye for detail.

Sweet-singing Jonathan Swift‘s musical scrapbook of vinyl samples, live instruments and cut-up beats delivers the pop backdrop.

The melancholy of brass bands, chest pains, beer-offs, weight gain & David Attenborough
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