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When I first met you after school my heart burst into flames
And from that moment on I knew life would never be the same
You turned my world upside down, so effortless and casual
I thought God had picked me out ‘cos I was young and beautiful
Wrong time wrong place but for the grace
We make mistakes for heavens sakes
And you are one I won’t forget – from the playground to my death
I know that it ain’t over yet – you’re gonna’ follow me to my last breath

You were trouble from the start and that’s what attracted me
But in my heart of hearts I should have taken the advice given to me
The grown ups never understood that I was in love
All that talk of my own good only made me more in love
But if I knew then what I know now
I’d have just smiled sweetly and then bowed out
But like a fool fell for your charm – there was no way you could do me harm
But behind your eyes and look of love – was an iron fist in a velvet glove

My mother always said precaution…..was a girl’s best friend
But downstairs after lights were out, we’d get our way in the end
With your hand between my knees I wanted you I must confess
We were so easy to please, life seemed so dangerous
But if I knew then, what I know now
I’d have blushed demurely and gotten the hell out
The rough stuff came after your tender touch
You knocked me about after you knocked me up
Apologies and guilt always disappeared
Until I found the strength to do the thing that you had always feared

Now I’m in refuge, in the hands of the all saints
And I’m so tired of this story over which I now draw a veil –
‘cos it could have been a fairytale
when it should have been a fairytale
But the devil is in the detail

So I cover my modesty and my bruises
They say “Jesus saves” but I need someone who accuses
‘cos the meek shall inherit just confuses

I thought God had picked me out ‘cos I was young and beautiful


from Soundbites and Civil Rights, released February 20, 2016



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Named after the anti-hero of a comic strip that graced the music inkies of the 70s, THE LONE GROOVER is a one man & guitar outfit who channels his love of folk, punk and Americana into classic songs of beauty, protest & passion, agit-folk'n'bop if you will."Let’s be clear, I’m not a solo artist, I’m a one man group, I wanna walk like The Clash & sound like Bob Dylan”. Folk music for City dwellers! ... more

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