Suburban Camelot

Castle_Cam_04.jpgThis one was written specifically as a song, and my friend from the Isle of Wight did put it to music, was written as a duet because I had a secret agenda – his daughter had a fantastic singing voice, & I really wanted to sing a song with her. I remember experimenting with different endings – a happy one, a sad one, but ended up preferring the ambiguous one.

Suburban Camelot

No more dragons to be slain,
No more damsels in distress,
There’s a knight in shinning armour,
Still looking for a quest.
And he’s feeling so tired,
Should he hang up his sword?
But he don’t know what to do,
To keep from getting bored.
And the armour he wears,
Is fast loosing it’s shine.
Should he give up his grail quest?
Take up a new line.

And it’s all broken down, no chance for repair.
And it’s all broken down, no chance for repair.

There’s a woman, who’s seen,
That when her kids have grown,
She’ll have outlived her usefulness,
The day they’ve flown.
And the apron she wears,
As she washes the plates,
Is feeling so heavy now,
Just like leaden weights.
Because she kissed a prince,
Who turned into a creep,
And he takes her for granted now,
And makes her feel cheap.

And it’s all broken down, no chance for repair.
And it’s all broken down, no chance for repair.

And it’s all broken down, no chance for repair.
And it’s all broken down, no chance for repair.

And the knight drives by,
And he passes her door,
Unaware of the sorrow,
That’s gone on there before.
And he puts on the brakes,
As she crosses the road,
Shopping bags and a pushchair,
The smallest of her loads.
Will he put in first gear?
What else could he do?
Should he whisk her away?
– We’ll leave that to you…

Has it all broken down, no chance for repair?
Has it all broken down, no chance for repair?

25th July 1999

 

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