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Brunel's Big Plan

from My Slightly Grubby Heart by Once in a Moon



Suggested by a conversation at Devoted & Disgruntled.


In the 19th century, looking to the stars
You may have seen a light shining down from Mars
The aliens beamed down looked like human types
Except for the elongated brains they hid beneath stovepipes

They ushered in a new age of coal and iron and steam
A new utopia we cried, it was not all as it seemed
The rails they laid, mycelium roots
Feeding on the blood and sweat of men in sturdy boots

The virus of speed spread to wherever trains were found
It was Brunel's big plan to take us all down
The resistance hid out in the country
But there was one more way to be safe from IKB...


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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