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retro    7

Secret Message
© Ben Burton April, 2017

 

Dropped in on Beggar's Banquet for some tea cakes
A smell of hashish meant the chef was stoned
Dear Doctor, help, if they start serving raw steak
Or sushi overcooked and filled with bones

 

The cover charge is stiff, but after entry
Mixed drinks at fifty pence, you'll let it loose
The barkeep offers sympathy aplenty
Just jump off of his cloud, no parachute

 

Forget all expectations
Turn that forty-five around
Could be a secret message
Don't let Charlie bang you down
If he hears a secret message
Hold your breath, it's over now

 

Turn up the jukebox, Jigsaw Puzzle's playing
With Satan in the lyrics, listen close
For Mick becomes a stray cat when he's ailing
A prodigal who street fights holy ghosts

 

Forget all expectations
Turn that forty-five around
Could be a secret message
Don't let Charlie bang you down
If he hears a secret message
Hold your breath, it's over now

 

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Timbre    157

Clever ode to the Stones! Masterfully done.

 

~T

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retro    7

Well, I'm glad you appreciated it, T. Thank you for those overly kind words! :)

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Peggy    400

Hi retro,

Nice going with this. Really nothing that I could offer for any changes because I think you've got this one!

Enjoyed it :)

Peggy

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retro    7

Hey, Peggy, I can promise you this. No matter what else, one thing I ain't "got" is music for it! :) Thank you!

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