Christmas past

Remember watching the Royal Wedding together
When we asked each other “What’s it all for?
What’s the point when it’s so safe and soft
Double-locked and a well-scrubbed floor?”

Safe as houses, nice and clean
Spotless, spick and span
Gas central heating keeps us lovely and warm

Preserve the faith at any cost
Mark it down debit and credit
We pledge ourselves to dead men’s schemes
Tired eyes bear witness to mindless obedience

Christmas past, Christmas present
From lever to coil to this age of push button
Meanwhile Georgie Porgie pudding and pie
Kisses the girls and makes them cry

Wait a minute, something’s wrong
This key won’t unlock the door

Here we sit – armchair theatre
Flickering screen, silent prayer
Hypnotised, vision distracted
We disguise the tears in each other’s eyes


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