Suggested by a conversation at Devoted & Disgruntled.


Be afraid or be a train driver
Terrified or riding the footplate
Why not consider a life of steam
If you want to escape your certain fate

Be scared or work with the machine
A fradey cat or you could shovel coal
It might be the only way
To dig yourself out of this hole

Who knows what the aliens do to those who dissent
Before you have your brains eaten by some dapper gent
Consider one way that you can fit in
With all the brainwashed idiots who love the steam engine

Be a corpse or be a train driver
Turned inside out or be an engineer
They could fire their death rays whenever they want
But the biggest weapon they have got is fear


from My Slightly Grubby Heart, released December 31, 2017




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Robert Wells is a dabbler and a potterer residing in South London. This started as a challenge to write a new song every month (hence the name). He is also an actor, artist, technician and librarian.

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