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I still get excited
When quite uninvited
A new friend falls in my world
If I had more horse sense
I wouldn't want more friends
But I still like to be twirled
By a like-minded person new to me who takes the opportunity to say “well met”
Make one friend and then befriend all of her friends until you've got the entire court card set

Some collect rare stamps
Or novelty hairclamps
But I collect people to know
Keeping my old friends
While seeking untold friends
And trying not to make any foes
Yes and this new friend may lead to more new friends and then perhaps at last a paramour
'Cause friendships are great for their own sake but better yet If they lead to romance once more

As I've intimated
I still feel elated
When a new friend plays a new part
Not just anyone, mind
Not anyone unkind
But you and I clicked from the start

(Spare verse:
Some collect Dandys
Or ore from the Andes
Or players for their sticker-book team
The players that I hoard
Are people who high-scored
In clicking with me like a dream)


from The Seven Inches Test Their Mettle, released May 13, 2016



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The Seven Inches Leeds, UK

The Seven Inches have long been heroes amongst Leeds’ indiepop and DIY scenes, winning hearts everywhere with their bizarre onstage props, trumpets, synths and cardboard keytars. If this makes them sound like some self-conscious novelty act, rest assured that nothing could be further from the truth – The Seven Inches play it from the heart every time. ... more

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