What shall we do with the drunken salesman?

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I'm a satellite that orbits the room
I wear my disdain just like the shadows of the moon
Guilt tastes like hospital food
But they keep serving it up, so what else can I do?

I'm a camera, I'm a slow shutter speed
I see time as a set of lights that pass so slowly

I can't sleep in this windowless cell
Here where the victims of greed come to imprison themselves
My shoelaces and my belt
Have been taken from me so I have nothing to sell

And they sing what shall we do with the drunken salesman?
He's clearing his conscience he's dropping his pen
He's a camera, he's a fish eye lens
And he's learning that we're so heavily distorted

I'm a tidy that sits on your desk
I'm filled with spilled ink, spilled blood and paper clips
And the dust in the bottom collects
The dead skin, the dead leads, the unpaid debts

And they sing what shall we do with the drunken salesman?
He's clearing his conscience he's clearing his desk
He's a camera, he's a fish eye lens
And he's learning that we're so heavily distorted

I'm antioxidant, I kill the reaction
Kill the deal, kill the deal, just hang up the phone

And they sing what shall we do with the drunken salesman?
He's clearing his conscience he's clearing his chest
He's a camera, he's a fish eye lens
And he's learning that we're so heavily distorted

credits

from Happy in my sadness (TSIS live at the Cellar Bar), released November 11, 2014
Lyrics by Lee Switzer
Music by The Seasons in Shorthand
Recorded live at the Cellar Bar in Bracknell by Al Heslop
Mixed by Al Heslop at Creative Control Studios

The Seasons in Shorthand are:

Kim Woolf - Vocals
Lee Switzer - Vocals and Guitar
Christian Sturgess - Bass
Raj Puni - Percussion

www.facebook.com/theseasonsinshorthand

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The Seasons in Shorthand are an alt-folk four piece combining heartfelt introspective songs with driving basslines and inventive percussion.

Starting life as the acoustic project of songwriter Lee Switzer, the band have come together and developed a unique sound that brings his lyrics to life between moments of intimate acoustic folk and full on panic
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