Morphine Song

Ray Davies, released on Working Man's Café (solo) © Davray Music Ltd. 2007

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Listen to my heartbeat

Yeah, all fall down someone help me off of the ground

Listen to my heartbeat

Yeah, all fall down someone help me off of the ground

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Nelson and Starr

He's got ten grandkids, she's the third missus

He grooves around intensive care, strutting his stuff

He's got a perfect mullet hanging down his back

And Starr walks in, gives a little wiggle

Makes old Nelson grin

He tucks me in, touches my feet

"Hey buddy, you know you got a slow heartbeat"

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Listen to my heartbeat

Yeah, listen to my heartbeat

And the marching band plays along

Plays the morphine song on the charity ward

Yeah the marching band plays its song

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Yeah, all fall down someone help me off of the ground

Yeah, all fall down someone help me off of the ground

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And opposite me Brenda the alkie coughs so deep

It's the drugs and the drink

It could happen to anyone

Sure makes me think

And the bed beside her is full of cables and leads

Nobody visits, nobody grieves

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Listen to my heartbeat

Yeah, listen to my heartbeat

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Nelson and Starr

He's got ten grandkids, she's the third missus

Starr takes some blood out of my arm

Rolls me over just like that

Listen to my heartbeat, slow but clean

While Brenda the alkie looks so mean

They wheel her out, she starts to cry

"If I don't get better, I'm gonna die

I'll go cold turkey till I'm clean

I'll go to jail but you get the morphine"

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Listen to my heartbeat lalalala lalalala

Yeah, listen to my heartbeat lalalala lalalala

And the marching band song

Plays in the morgue at the charity ward

Yeah, the marching band plays its song

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Yeah, all fall down someone help me off of the ground

Listen to my heartbeat

Yeah, all fall down someone help me off of the ground

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