Man In The Corner

from by Paul Liddell

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MAN IN THE CORNER

The man in the corner sees all walks of life
From his tightrope walk along the breadline
Crowds of people killing time
He sees a lot of necks and backs of heads
Conversations pass him by in threads
He’s going slowly ‘round the bend

The man in the corner
Cannot sleep at night
Cannot sleep unless he’s wasted
Man in the corner
Cannot make it right
Can’t take back the time he wasted

The man in the corner’s playing at being a star
With a microphone and a beat up guitar
To and froing from the bar
He tells himself ‘I must escape
I cannot take another day
I have to get out of this place’

The man in the corner
Cannot sleep at night
Cannot sleep unless he’s wasted
Man in the corner
Cannot make it right
Can’t take back the time he wasted

The man begins to plan his great escape
But distraction takes him to another place
Green glass filed with gold, ten years old
He tries to let go but it’s in his bones
Don’t think he’ll ever get away
Will he ever get away?

The man in the corner
Cannot sleep at night
Cannot sleep unless he’s wasted
Man in the corner
Cannot make it right
Can’t take back the time he wasted
He wasted
He didn't waste it
He just got wasted

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from Milestones And Motorways, released May 7, 2011

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Paul Liddell Sunderland, UK

Paul's modern take on the 'one man band' using live loops, guitar percussion, harmonies and effects has seen him support artists such as Turin Brakes, Jon Gomm and Billy Bragg. A diverse and challenging writer with a unique voice, his live performances range from whispering intensity to a white knuckle, edge of your seat, ear splittingly glorious racket. ... more

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