Springtime for the Mystics

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lyrics

I was born near the river
In a chorister’s office under the crown
Anniversaries come
Anniversaries go into the ledger

There’s a song on my lips
There’s a song on my lips, I’ll tell you it
Flips me over and rattles my hips
It shivers my fingers, it troubles my kips

Taken away on the B&I line
I was twinned at the old Albert Dock
And repatriated
When I extended to six feet and one
I wondered what else I should know
I followed a thread back into a bed

Springtime for the mystics
That old doll saw trouble on the rise
The rooks had returned to the sky
Springtime for the mystics
I stood up like Emmet in his coat
And went out delivering notes

There’s a fly on my cheek
There’s a fly on my cheek, I’ll tell you it
Picked me out ‘cos it knew I was weak
It waits for the morning when it can eat

Ten years ago I spoke at Llandudno
An entryist questioned my name
And I grew indignant
Making it clear where my loyalties lay
The delegates seemed satisfied
But then, in the Mail, they made up a tale

Springtime for the mystics
That old doll saw trouble in my heart
I wouldn’t even know where to start
Springtime for the mystics
They stood up like Morecambe and Wise
I never did enough for those guys

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from The Rooks Have Returned, released May 13, 2016

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