A Diamond in the Foam

from by Matthew the Oxx

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lyrics

At the turning of the days there is a cutting of the nines and then a jangling of the pay
I’m a rota on the wheel, I’ve got a shipment in the water that is made to mark the day
And if it don’t make the money I’ve been shouting out about about
I’ll be a dead man in the morning, you can cut my body loose

I’ll be raging

Efforts shatter the effect that poverty has on the weak, they keep on rattling at the door
When it comes out in the papers there’ll be murder in the streets and then a culling of the poor
And if I don’t make the money, I’ve been bleating on and on
I’ll be a man amongst the masses, you can hang me in the wind

I’ll be raging

It’s coming out like it’s been known
It’s always harder to come home
Oh she’s a diamond in the foam

I’ll be raging

Then at the muddy turnstile where the radio collects the call that falls away when we’re inclined
Still 40 miles until we hit the valley bottom where the water has a taste that’ll turn you blind
And if the silver still remains in the shadows of her eyes
We’ll be arrested in the reeds, you can suck my body dry

I’ll be raging

Then coming out between the pillars and the past there’ll be a man who wears a dress and holds a sword
He’ll smile and say 'you never met me here today' and then he’ll lead you to the dungeons at the core
And if the gold still collects around the corners of her eyes
We’ll be a crowd of copper calling 'you can fuck me on the nines'

I’ll be raging

It’s coming out like it’s been known
It’s always harder to come home
Oh she’s a diamond in the foam

I’ll be raging

So the time has come to talk about the relegated rabble and the way they always cry
It's got to the point now we've been forced to make a choice between the love of human life and then the nines
And if I’m honest, if I'm direct I choose a buzzing and a bleeding
In the deepest dark of night I can hear them pushing in their meals

I’ll be raging

Standing up upon the hill with every image like a still they keep on strutting down the line
A smiley woman held my hand, she kissed me on the other cheek before she poured a glass of wine
Then we made love amongst the buzzing and the bleeding and the feeling
That a deep and beating city heart's still slipping up the slime

I’ll be raging

It’s coming out like it’s been known
It’s always harder to come home
She’s a diamond in the foam

I’ll be raging

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from First Aid for the Drowning, released December 31, 2015

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