Two Stroke (Landscaper's Lament)

from by John D Revelator

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For anyone stuck doing a job they don’t like but never stop dreaming. You only strim Dog muck once out of curiosity- after that it’s just for pleasure! Contains lots of bad language – sorry!

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2 Stroke (capo 2)

C F C
For all the artists and the musos, the drinkers and the lovers
C F G
With torn & tattered dreams and disappointed mothers
C F C
Trapped for all in eternity in passionately hated jobs
C Dm G C
A longing for what could’ve been & an irrational hatred of dogs

After a life of messed up interviews & missed opportunity
There’s a certain irony that keeps hounding me
In my dead end job I’ve worked like a dog to remain creatively free
Dm F G
It’s a bitch that I don’t write better songs than these

F C
Career progression & CPD are million miles away from me
F C G
An alternative reality that’s far removed from mine
F
And that 2 stroke chugs on dutifully
C Dm G C
My life force ebbs away from me as the strimmer hits the dogshit one more time

From the imagined safety of the gauze, I’ve time to repent
Pause to reflect on a work life utterly misspent
Chewing over past mistakes, misdemeanours & crimes
As the nettles bow down before the strimmer line

Outstanding in my field, I’m an expert I suppose
Though you’d never guess it by the state of my clothes
I’ve tried so hard to slip the leash, heaven knows
But at least these days I strim with my mouth closed

Chorus
Career progression & CPD are million miles away from me
An alternative reality that’s far removed from mine
And that 2 stroke chugs on dutifully
My life force ebbs away from me as the strimmer hits the dogshit one more time

Instrumental (over verse)

Am F C
I’m resolved to change this point of view, find a better job to do
Am F G7
Fulfil the potential that’s plain for all to see
Am F C
I’d tell my boss to stick his job, wipe the smile from his big fat gob
Am F G
Leave the bastard split lipped, upset & annoyed
Dm F G7
It’s just a shame that I am self employed

Career progression & CPD are million miles away from me
An Alternative reality that’s far removed from mine
And though that old 2 stroke still chugs away
I vow this is my final day and that the strimmer’s hit the dogshit one last time
Maybe the strimmer’s hit the dogshit one last time

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from Revelution!, released November 14, 2014

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John D Revelator Edinburgh, UK

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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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