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A tribute to Mandy,- an inspiration to all those with articulation issues

Gone now, but not forgotten


Ticket sales must have been miscalculated
Or there’re tumbling revenues?
But you’ll be noticed with a name that’s hyphenated,
If it’s not for the job that you do.
You smile at the boss; you say she’s appreciated
Perhaps a wage review is due?
Nobody told you that the club was relegated?
Why did they hide the truth from you?

Oh Mandy
With gravitas you eloquently speak
When you justify a message so unique
It’s oh so unique.
Oh Mandy
You validate a doctrine that is false
All the bluster and the lies that you endorse
The lies that you endorse

You’re so convicted of her honesty and virtue
That fragrant lady with the elongated nose
Did somebody tell you sychofantasy wouldn’t hurt you
Is that the way it goes?
You like to rub shoulders with those more sophisticated
You pay attention when she speaks
Making sure she’s never misinterpretated
We’re never weird, we are unique

Oh Mandy
If it’s true you’ve been derided from afar
It’s because of the kind of person that you are
The person you are
Oh Mandy
You’ve been the fragrant lady’s greatest fan
But when she tires of you, then you will take the can
You will take the can

So why do you think the sales were so deflated?
Did they hang the blame on you?
Were you pushed or did you abdicated?
Or were you just passing through?
You know it seems strange
You left without a whimper
Ditched the bestest boss in town
Do you think you’ll miss her smile and her simper
Do you feel let down?

Oh Mandy
With gravitas you eloquently spoke
You can admit it now your words were just a joke
Words were just a joke
Oh Mandy
There’s nobody who’s missed you since you’re gone
And nothing’s changed, the circus carries on
The circus carries on


from A Strange Man From Belgium, released June 18, 2017
Charlie Barnes - Vocals
John Barnes - Guitar & Vocals
Dan Pitman - Guitar
Ian Barrett - Keyboard
Dave Shalloe - Bass
Dan Williams - Drums

Song written by John Barnes



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