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This Be The Verse Matthew Lee Knowles

text: Philip Larkin March 11th 2009

      
Soprano
       
They fuck you up your mum and dad.

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           
They may not mean to but they do.

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               
They fill you with the faults they had.

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            
And add some ex - tra just for you.

           
   
But they were fucked up in their turn.

       
           
By fools in old sty - le hats and coats.

           
         
Who half the time were sop - py stern.

     
   
        
And half at one a - noth - ers throats.

    
        
Man hands on mis - er - y to man.

         
      
It deep - ens like a coast - - al shelf.

    
       

Get out as ear - ly as you can.

      
    
      
And don't have an - y kids your - self