Cravats and Spats and Feather Boas

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“Our first duty is striking a pose
What the second is nobody knows”1
Live life like you’re living in shows
With marvellous clothes
 
But all of this vanity fair
And pretension can never compare
With kindness and courage and care
Precious and rare
 
Oh! Oh! Admonished, I must now admit
My questing for Wildean wit
Has led me to look like a twit
Just a bit
 
Yes Yes I readily, freely confess
I try much too hard to impress
With quasi-bohemian excess
And fancy dress
 
I sigh at each biography
Of people much better than me
Which one am i trying to be?
unsuccessfully
 
I pointlessly act a great ponce
As if to provoke a response
Can this be what every girl wants?
Vive la France!
 
No! No! To swallow my pride and be frank
I have a damn sight too much swank
My life’s an elaborate wank
with no-one to thank
 
But me! Maybe if I could sometimes be bothered
To care a bit more about others
I might just get a few lovers
And I might discover
 
Cravats and spats and feather boas
Are well-worn now, old hat, a bore!
Stop! Stop! Being a fop
Stop! Stop! Being a fop
 
You’re not Rimbaud, you’re not Baudelaire
You’re not  Lord Byron with stupider hair
Stop! Stop! Being a fop
Stop! Stop! Being a fop

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from The Seven Inches Get Disorientated, released August 10, 2013

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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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