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Bed Of Nails is one I've had kicking around for a while. In fact, it was originally intended for "Undercurrent" but it never got finished. The drum track (courtesy of the charming and talented Chuck Darling) actually dates from the Undercurrent sessions. Most of the overdubs were piled on at a later date and Steve Connelly at Zen Recording mixed and somehow made sense of the whole mess for me.

lyrics

There are those who think I'm a man on a mission
A man with a vision or two
There are those who would laugh at my fear of decision
I think it's funny too

And I've been a lot of places
And I have seen a lot things
And I wonder why I know nothing

If I don't open up enough
Twist the knife deep in my gut
Lucky loser loves to fail
I'm on the edge so push me in
pain and pleasure breaks the skin
I'm happy here beyond the pale
On my bed of nails

There are those who think I'm a man of ambition
A slave to a master plan
There are those who view me with doubt and suspicion
And I quite understand
'cause I've been a lot of places
And I have seen a lot of things
And I wonder why I know nothing
And I've known a lot of people
And I did a lot of things
And I made them cry and all for nothing

If I don't open up enough
Twist the knife deep in my gut
Lucky loser loves to fail
I'm on the edge so push me in
pain and pleasure breaks the skin
I'm happy here beyond the pale
On my bed of nails

(Whatcha gonna do when the sun goes down?
Whatcha gonna do when the nighttime comes around?
Here it goes again
Here we go again
Here it comes...)

Happiness is the best revenge
As you climb down from the fence again
Takes the wind out of their sails
Go to sleep on a bed of nails
I'm happy here
Happy here...

credits

from The Ride of Our Lives EP, released October 21, 2011
Steve Robinson - Acoustic & electric guitars, bass, lead & background vocals, keyboards
Chuck Darling - Drums

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Strangled folk and mangled pop from a transplanted Englishman lost in America.

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