The Great Escape

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I get the bus home, I still can't drive.
26 is too early to die.
The top window illuminates, but the ice and the cold have jammed the front gate again.
So I follow Christmas lights to the backdoor,
where my mum's standing waiting in the blistering cold.
The dog's wearing tinsel, the tree's a bit shite,
but everybody's here so everything is just fine.

I've seen it all before,
my papa's head fell forward as his whisky hit the floor.
So I turned the TV down, just as Steve McQueen goes soaring.
His great escape marks another Christmas Day.

Footprints in the snow, don't exist any more.
But the lights on that tree are from the 80s.
When the getting was good, I was 4 or 5; nothing in this world could've made me feel more alive
than waking up on Christmas Day, despite of the cold you better get out of my way.
Don't say we're off to church again, 'cos I've this Ghostbusters fire station I'm dying to open.

I've seen it all before,
my papa's head fell forward as his whisky hit the floor.
So I turned the TV off, just as Steve McQueen goes soaring.
His great escape marks another Christmas Day.

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from DRUNKTANK, released December 3, 2012

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