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Backroom Cordon Blues

from The Backroom by Mark Hart

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Words: K. Segall / Vowel Play Music, BMI
Music: M. Hart / Take Hart Music, ASCAP


There’s miserly wisemen
Who gamble and pray
To gods and godzillas that change everyday
But you can’t ever win
If you don’t get to play
The game that they run in the backroom

There’s a busload of children
Who fell through the ice
A White House that’s made out of red beans and rice
A real superhero
A fake Jesus Christ
Who handles your bags in the backroom

A social psychologist
Tacked up a sign
He says will de-fog and re-balance the mind
You’re welcome to bring home
What truth you can find
In the clubby retreat of the backroom

My ex-wife’ll call up
And tell me she’s there
With Cuban guys dancing and doing her hair
Her highlights are stunning
But nobody cares
How anyone looks in the backroom

For sure it’s a fad
And it can’t last too long
Half a more minute’s enough of this song
I’ll never get in ‘cause I’ll never belong
But I’d kill to have lunch in the backroom
Yes I’d kill to have lunch in the backroom
You know I’d kill to have lunch in the backroom


from The Backroom, released May 6, 2014
Mark Hart: guitars, keyboards, Optigan, percussion & vocals
Rick Moors: drums & bass
David Woodford: baritone sax


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