Only Ever Doing What's Expected of You is a Tragedy Part 1

by Bonbon Experiment

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Dive 03:27
A sudden kind of rush And maybe it’s the hope I held for Oh… That special kind of way In which you look and smile this way at me High ungainly borne up upon the clouds High And I like you And now I want you Want you to join me True understanding That makes us Climb this rope together Truly we had a hand in Something that might last forever High I like you High feel the air beside me High kind of moments and don’t look down and don’t look down don’t look down and don’t look down When I dive from the summit When I dive from the heady heights When I dive from the rainbow bridge Hold me tight, hold me tight Hold me tight, hold me tight as I fall.
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Breach 03:16
Wondered how I came to be The one you couldn’t reach Stuck inside the classroom Dreaming of the beach Wondered how my life would pan Would I find a place Everybody knows it seems There number in the race. Be at the table Be at the top Be in the moment When the music stops Be at the fireworks When they’re set light Be in the ring At the start of the fight Wondered why I took your words As if infallible I don’t need to read the book To understand the parable When I walked you home that night, I never made it back, The stars were not out that night The sky was dark and black Be at the table Be at the top Be in the moment When the music stops Be the best of you Step outside your niche Is there a world out there That you never breach? Now I am older There’s more than I could tell Sometimes its best to leave Than stay in this Hell I had a letter in the post It’s not good news The lifestyle that you had Is not the one I choose Take a seat at the top Wait till the music stops Take your place on the beach Get ready for the breach Take a moment to reflect What you expect It’s still not out of reach Get ready for the breach
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I was changing lanes I was changing lanes Never learnt the rules of the road Felt there was no need Found myself caught up in traffic When I wanted to get home For I heard the forecast For I’d seen the jams Tried free running on the open road Now I don’t know who I am I was changing lanes Just to get ahead Everywhere in front me Someone else instead I was changing lanes Just to make up time When I’d found a gap in the traffic But it wasn’t mine I was changing lanes Just to get ahead Everywhere in front me Someone else instead I was changing lanes Just to make up time When I’d found a gap in the traffic But it wasn’t mine
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Barney 03:20
When you gonna make your mark When you gonna show your best? Come to the city with your small town ways See if you pass the test You were thinking of the hills and sea Staring from your tower The lights in the city block out the stars Even at the darkest hour I never took the chance when it came my way I never knew it couldn’t last I was the life and the soul they say And now I’m the ghost that’s passed On the shores of Tintagel Where a king was born Echoes of a regal past Gliding on the dance floor Are we going out on the town tonight? At the party that never stops Out with Barney and the Biscuit Boys Until the light comes up I never took the chance when it came my way I never knew it couldn’t last I was the life and the soul they say And now I’m the ghost that’s passed The brightest star burns out first And this is what remains A simulacrum of dreams And bedsheet red with stains After the party’s over Where do we find our peace – Those now gone are dancing still To the never ending beat I never took the chance when it came my way I never knew it couldn’t last I was the life and the soul they say And now I’m the ghost that’s passed
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Orthodox People go out on Friday night Orthodox people like D.I.Y. Orthodox people plan their weekends Orthodox people have five friends Orthodox people build themselves a rockery Orthodox people always play the lottery Orthodox people like eating curry They much prefer Henman to Murray Orthodox people still get depressed Orthodox people are just like rest Orthodox people like kinky sex Fall asleep drunk with foam on their breasts Orthodox people have dark secrets Orthodox people are falling to pieces Orthodox people like Fleetwood Mac Plan their holidays using Google Maps Orthodox people hate what we do Orthodox people think the Mail is true Orthodox people read Dan Brown Work nine to five and drive into town Orthodox People go out on Friday night Orthodox people like to fight Orthodox people are hiding themselves Thinking of murder whilst putting up shelves Orthodox People are just like you and me Orthodox People are society Orthodox People can still be saved They’re just too scared to change their ways
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Monster at the gate said Can I come in? Monster at the gate said Can I come in? Monster at the gate said Can I come in? Monster at the gate said Now I must win This is a coup This is a coup I’ll give you a clue This is a coup They always said that I was A useful fool They always said that I was A useful fool They always said that I was A useful fool They always said that I was A fascist tool This is a coup This is a coup I’ll give you a clue This is a coup This is a coup I’ll give you a clue This is a coup This is a coup
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Where are you? State of the art, then fell apart Bored by songs of broken hearts Martyrs at the Kwiki-mart Taking drugs to make you smart Love collapses, buildings rise fires reflect in young girls eyes bands play to empty skies secret agents walk disguised Where are you? Money moves cross nation states Love entwines historic fates What brought you to this dull old town The songs you made how does it Sound The dread you gave us year on year Is ending now – that is clear – Those who sit on a pedestal – Are Gods only till they fall Where are you? Innocents grow sad and old Short songs get overblown Technique overcomes your rage pretty girls wait backstage Who said there’s something wrong making a living off sad songs? You’ve had your moment time to leave Everything is done to please Where are you? Come towards the heady rush take a chance and hear the hush Come and see our final act there’s room for one more at the back Where are you? Come towards the heady rush take a chance and hear the hush Come and see our final act there’s room for one more at the back Where are you? I was a spectator When the seas began to shift When tectonic plates Were seen to lift I descend from mermaid blood I descend from dragon stock I wired this place to blow Wrote the last rites for rock Where are you? Come towards the heady rush take a chance and hear the hush Come and see our final act there’s room for one more at the back Where are you? Come and see our final act there’s room for one more at the back
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Paging Dr. No Have you tried the crystal cure Have you tried the electric cure Have you tried the fasting cure Have you tried the latest cure Paging Dr. No Have you got all the symptoms Have you a family history Have you problems with addiction Have you problems with trusting me Paging Dr. No Do you find me strangely attractive Do you want to take the good pill? Do you want to inject the serum? Do you want to swim with dolphins? Paging Dr. No What would you give if I could cure you? Don’t you know that nothing can cure you? Take these pills, they will surely cure you Take these drugs, they will surely cure you Paging Dr. No Have you done this thing before? Is this the reason for your desperation? Is the thing you won’t talk about it? It seems we are finally making progress. Paging Dr. No Is the patient ready for the examination yet? Is the patient ready for the examination yet? Is the patient ready for the examination yet? Is the patient ready for the examination yet?
9.
Seeing you walk into the room Took my breath away By time that I came to You had turned away When I got on stage I saw you watching I read as if You were the only one watching I like you more than I ought to I like you more than I really should I like you more than I ought to I like you more than I really should Now we are messaging daily I never knew I could be this crazy What to make of the distance Between where we live and love’s resistance Silver and gold, red and white – Neons flashing in the night Late in the day to find what love is You don’t wait for spring to see the orchids I like you more than I ought to I like you more than I really should I like you more than I ought to I like you more than I really should
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If only I had a mountain to climb At least I could feel its cold face If only I had a rocket to fly At least I could look into space I am the son of kind people Who never understood me much I am the sum of my working out Left far too much to luck Once I looked to the future Embracing this endless road Now I walk into the desert Not knowing which way to go I undid all my expectations Trying to discover who I am Something broke in me early on And left me as one of the damned Shibboleths and behemoths Shibboleths and behemoths Shibboleths and behemoths Shibboleths and behemoths
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It gets to the point Where you can’t find a joint Where the everyday choice Doesn’t give you a voice What once seemed like a job for life Is precarious work you just don’t like Settle down, take it down Share the latest Marie Kondo memes Nostalgic for your emo past But you got to sleep with kitchen dreams We once said there’s no class system Everybody’s middle class these days Who knew it was a levelling down Where the rich get richer and everyone pays You know things are getting bad When you make the middle class angry and sad You know things are getting bad When you make the middle class angry and sad Amazon Prime, HBO, Netflix Lana del Ray, Lorde, Taylor Swift Who’d get down at the modern dance Ed Sheeran coasters and a house in France Mixing up the rich and poor One step away from life’s manure Opioids, Pornhub, easy drugs Home Gyms and Persian Rugs How can you afford your service charge Deliveroo tapas – time to go large You know things are getting bad When you make the middle class angry and sad You know things are getting bad When you make the middle class angry and sad

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A new album of 12 songs recorded from early 2018 to early 2020 - all short vocal tracks. Only Ever Doing What's Expected of You is a Tragedy Part 1, is the first part of a two album set - the first Bonbon Experiment album since Clancy is 50. Songs of love, life, politics, and other stories from the heartfelt Dive and Changing Lanes, to the angry post-Brexit songs This is a Coup and Make the Middle Class Angry and Sad. Download to get a cover and lyric sheet.

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released January 26, 2020

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Bonbon Experiment Manchester, UK

Bonbon Experiment is the main musical project of Adrian Slatcher. He records for the online label BDM Recordings. Since 2007's Vertical Integration he has released 14 albums including two since lockdown, ASMR & Signed S.K.

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