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The Only Couple In The Funfair

from My Slightly Grubby Heart by Once in a Moon



A cover of the experimental sheet-music-only single by the Mystery Fax Machine Orchestra.


You pass through the night sky without a care
I careen round the carousels
'Cause we're the only couple in the funfair
And we've all the rides to ourselves

We will face the hall of mirrors and when we're done there
I'll ring the 'Test of Strength' bell if I can
We're the only couple in the funfair
And one of us, I think, is your man

We can huddle together and weather the storm
As thunder rolls under the noise of the machinery
But at fairgrounds things move to the foreground
And what once was is just a dream for me

I watch you on the whirling waltzer yonder
As my stalled ferris wheel chair's roughly blown
We're the only people in the funfair
And I've never felt so alone


from My Slightly Grubby Heart, released December 31, 2017
Words: Stephen O'Hagan
Music: Martin White




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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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