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32​/​156 [a dress rehearsal for death]

by Lux Lisbon

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You understand
My childhood dreams can’t contend
With mortgages in principle
Quarterly dividends?

Reborn to own
Oh honey all that's left
Is happiness on finance
in this dress rehearsal for death

We'lll secure a lone
We’ll tell ourselves time will mend
Two souls adrift on disappointment
Now it’s time to spend

Lines in the sand
Beyond which all hopes end
Are best crossed in a hybrid
We’ll be morally strengthened

But in the end lover
We’ll undress each other
To reveal only bones
And we’ll go on together
Yet alone forever
With nothing but the lies we’ve told

Who really cares
About truth in the end?
Self respect is overrated
We can just pretend

Love conquers all
It feasts until there’s nothing left
But our sepia resentments in
This dress rehearsal for death


released May 11, 2021
Music - Stuart Rook/Luke Gaul
Lyrics - Dickon Collinson

Vocals - Stuart Rook
Piano, Guitar - Luke Gaul


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Lux Lisbon London, UK

Lux Lisbon. AKA Stuart Rook.

harmony laden indiepoprock under the influence of Dog is Dead, Fleetwood Mac, Bruce Springsteen, Bloc Party, Simon and Garfunkel, Billy Bragg, Florence and Manics lyrics.

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