A Curse on the Bandstand

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Thinking back to teenage years. 10 Kensitas Club, a bottle of cider & a girl on my arm. I’ve still got the cider & fags….

lyrics

A curse on the bandstand (waltz)

Intro

Verse 1
F Dm F
A curse on the bandstand that stands in the Rec
F C
Where first I kissed you & we always met
F Dm F
I felt like a king there with you by my side
F C
A curse on the bandstand & the tears in my eyes

Verse 2
A curse on the roundabouts, the swings and the slides
Where we’d laugh together on warm summer nights
The taste of your lipstick and Marlboro lights
A curse on the bandstand for making me cry

Chorus
Bb F
Oft times alone, I go back there for torture
Bb C
Sit on my own there & dream dreams of you
F Dm F
But you’re far way and in love with another
F C
I’m on the bandstand lonely and blue

Instrumental

Verse 3
A curse on the bandstand and the memories that haunt me.
Your school summer dress and your eyes of blue
Those cruel words still come back to taunt me
A curse from this mouth that broke us in two

Bb F
I’d cut out this tongue for it’s foolish behaviour
Bb C
The cruel and unusual things that it said
F Dm F
By the time I’d stopped cursing, I’d said what I’d said to you
F C
My tongue stopped wagging but our love was dead

Instrumental
Verse 4
I f I had my way, I’d take a bulldozer
Knock down the bandstand and haul it away
Smash up the playpark & grass it all over
So the memories wont hurt me till my dying day

Verse 5/reprise
A curse on the bandstand that stands in the Rec
Where first I kissed you & we always met
I felt like a king there with you by my side
A curse on the bandstand & the tears in my eyes

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from Revelution!, released November 14, 2014

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John D Revelator are John Diment (guitar, mandolin, cigar box, whistles & accordion). Ann Diment (percussion, washboard & backing vocals). , Geraint Coll (Guitar) Smudge (bass & backing vocal) Other members Col Baird (guitar & backing vocals) & Nick Matthews (bass, guitar, drums in fact anything you can make a noise with & backing vocals!) ... more

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