Smallholder's Fear

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well i'd like to
move things further on around here

but i'm slow now
too cautious
with a smalltime fraudster's fears

people say that i don't have to
wade any further in
but i know

you could slip on autumn leaves
you could lose your self belief
someone takes against your face
wrong time in the right place

bad news in prosaic ways
years ahead reduced to days
fall down flat upon your face
right time in the wrong place

i'd love to
be around a little more

or a lot more
but i'm stuck with
the smallholder's fear of the door

people say that i don't have to
wade any further in
but i know

you could slip on autumn leaves
you could lose your self belief
someone takes against your face
wrong time in the right place

bad news in prosaic ways
years ahead reduced to days
fall down flat upon your face
right time in the wrong place

it's a good thing
that i don't believe in
envisaging a future
to make it happen
it would be grim
when in fact
it's often happy

but then that reminds me
of cold hard pavements ahead on which...

you could slip on autumn leaves
you could lose your self belief
someone takes against your face
wrong time in the right place

bad news in prosaic ways
years ahead reduced to days
fall down flat upon your face
right time in the wrong place

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from Inter​-​Domestic, released April 25, 2017
Written and performed by David Shah.

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