X-ray

Ray Davies, released on The Storyteller (solo) © Davray Music Ltd. 1998

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Don't be fooled by appearances,

It only shows what the world already knows

Don't rely on the physical evidence

Of what the x-ray pictures show

Because inside every straight upright citizen a tormented

Emotionally impaired psycologically damaged personality resides

And beside every crooked man stands an angel with wings

And the spirit can do truly wonderous things

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As I watch the hump-backed man hobble down the high street

I say a silent prayer for myself

I was taken to the local doctor

For a consultation about my physical health

I heard him ask about my family - history

"You see, Mrs. Davies, it might be hereditary. Yes it might"

Maybe think about my family, 'cause socially could be

"You were a physical deformity"

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'Cos the world only sees what it believes and is revealed in the x-ray

It only knows what it knows, photographs, video and the printed word

Yes/But there is more in this heaven on earth

Than (what)/(what those scientists now and) is revealed on/in the x-ray

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Ev'ry morning I got up and looked in the mirror to see if the hump had

Appeared on my back. To my disappointment I was not a freak.

You see, maybe there'd be side benefits to become in a cripple,

Side benefits like prioroty seating at football matches. And I thought

"If I'm gonna be a cripple, I'll go all the way"

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They could photograph reality,

But they can't picture your fantasy

'Cos the world only sees what it believes and is revealed in the x-ray

It only knows what it knows, photographs, video and the printed word

Yes/But there is more in this heaven on earth

Than (what)/(what those scientists now and) is revealed on/in the x-ray

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'Cos the world only sees what it believes and is revealed in the x-ray

It only knows what it knows, photographs, video and the printed word

Yes/But there is more in this heaven on earth

Than (what)/(what those scientists now and) is revealed on/in the x-ray

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