Youthful Masochists

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This song crept up on me when I wasn't looking.

I was in the shower, amicably humming a tuneless melody (always a good idea when showering) when the melody for the chorus lodged itself in my throat. I knew a song had just crossed my path so as soon as I got out of the shower, the melody still hot on my lips and still soaking wet in a bath-towel, I rushed downstairs to pick up a guitar and write what became 'Youthful Masochists'.

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Are you saying that you really do believe,
That I’ve a growing tendency to deceive?
And that I’m not the only one,
With something up my sleeve?

Are you saying that you really can’t allow,
For people to take offence, when you parade around this cash-cow?
And with your eyes facing heaven-ward,
You make a vow
(But it’s not one that you intend to keep)
Your ruthlessness is wide-awake,
But your conscience is fast asleep.

And can someone please explain, what all this is?
Why the masochists want to be kissed,
Right on the lips of their youthfulness?
And why they’re using words that I do detest.
Could that someone please refrain, from using these
Clichéd words and not saying please.
You learned them from the wolves –
That brought you up,
And brought you here.

Is there something to which you’re trying to allude?
But the way you disagreed, I must admit, I thought you rude.
You say it’s like so many of your words,
Often misconstrued.
But you’ll just carry on, while I disapprove.

With your arms folded and your tongue firmly in your cheek
You say you’re only trying to reach your potential,
But I see: it’s so churlish and inconsequential.

And can someone please explain, what all this is?
Why the masochists want to be kissed,
Right on the lips of their youthfulness?
And why they’re using words that I do detest.
Could that someone please refrain, from using these
Clichéd words and not saying please.
You learned them from the wolves –
That brought you up,
And brought you here,
To me.

That brought you here to me,
That brought you here to me,
That brought you here to me.

credits

from Fugitive Orchestra, released April 19, 2014
Produced by Iain Reddy.
Mastered by Sam Hocking.
Lead Guitar & Bass: Iain Reddy.
Drums: Roo Walker.

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Fugitive Orchestra Portsmouth, UK

Singer-Songwriter James Tattington began performing as Fugitive Orchestra after reading a passage in a J. G. Ballard novel.

Fusing together Beatboxing, Live-Looping and Guitar, Fugitive Orchestra makes music best described as Alternative Jazz-infused, Bluesy Hip-Pop; drawing inspiration from the likes of Andrew Bird, LCD Soundsystem, Talking Heads, Paul Simon, Kate Bush and the Blue Nile.
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