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Rose Tinted Spectacles

from The Tears Of Xerxes by Calum Carlyle

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Flowers and fairies and fluffy new kittens
And honey, and sugar, and cheese
Bouncy new babies with hand-knitted mittens
They always bring me to my knees

'Cos i'm wearing my rose tinted spectacles
They block out the hurt and the pain
Yes i'm wearing my rose tinted spectacles
They generate sun out of rain!
Again and again

Bigots and chauvanists, people who hate
Behind the civilised grin there's a beast
They'll smile while they kick you, and beat you to death
Well, their twitter feed says so at least

But i'll put on my rose tinted spectacles
And now i can be that guy's friend
Never mind what he did to that other guy
Never mind all those lies that he penned
'Cos i'm that guy's friend

Yes i'll put on my rose tinted spectacles
And now i can join in the crowd
They're telling some guy that he's broken the rules
So i'll help them as they trample him down
Into the ground

With my rose coloured spectacles
La la la la i'm not listening
La la la i can't hear you
With my rose coloured spectacles


from The Tears Of Xerxes, released September 30, 2013


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Calum Carlyle Edinburgh, UK

I'm a musician and songwriter from Orkney, now based in Edinburgh. Have a listen to some of my music, i hope you enjoy it!

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