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Battered, Broken

Having Shuffle on one’s iPod is truly a glorious thing.  This song came on, and I remembered how much I love it.  It’s called Battered Broken by Jude, one of the first musicians I ever loved.  Lyrics after the fold, ’cause they’re not Mum-friendly:

Everything had to be exactly as you had planned it
Everything had to be exactly as you designed
The sadness inside you was lost on exactly no one
And there’s nothing heroic or stoic in being a mime
Hey little girl is there room inside your world
For a groom without a pearl or a diamond on his mind
Did you think that for a second on the brink
That you could let me take a drink and bet that would not climb inside over my primly pride
Ooh, ooh, ooh, ooh

See you walking down the hall kinda tall it isn’t all like Bacall and
I’m gonna pucker up and blow you right out of the seams of your suits and the dreams will be roots for the teams in cahoots
My demons loving you
Ooh, ooh, ooh, ooh

There is only so much I can give without return and
Maybe a song
Maybe a few
Maybe not
Maybe, finally fuck it and just take a shot
And I battered, broken barely hoping remade token
I would crawl back to you and say thanks I needed that
It’s been a while
I would crawl back to you and say thanks I needed that
It’s been a while

Ooh, ooh, ooh, ooh
Smoother skinned than most she was and beautiful and just because I thought I’d be a doomsday gift I placed the rift
Callous first and cavalier dropping verses she could hear the sad refrain of inner pain
Ooh, ooh, ooh, ooh

There is only so much I can give without return and
Maybe a song
Maybe a few
Maybe not
Maybe, finally fuck it and just take a shot
And I battered, broken barely hoping remade token
I would crawl back to you and say thanks I needed that
It’s been a while
I would crawl back to you and say thanks I needed that
It’s been a while

I’m gonna grope I’m gonna grasp
‘Cause I must
It’s my rope and my ass and my doom for my lusting of you
Throw me a thin spider line, I’ll be fine, as I climb the mine to my divine

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