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Merrily Up On High

from North By Northwest [1982] by Tom Robinson

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Everybody's on vacation -
Have a holiday, take a break
Spend and borrow, there's no tomorrow
So get your present today

Take some thyme and stuff the turkeys
Watch the western world go by
Pull a cracker and light the candles
Merrily up on high

Lets all party - war has started
Let's forget about days gone by
We won't see another year like it
So drink your dinner tonight;

It's no use to face the future
Count to twenty, close your eyes
This year, next year
Thermonuclear...
Merrily up on high

End of term administration
Private prison or public school
Graduation celebration
Everyone playing the fool

Family gathering - strained relations
Festive gesture, don't say die
Drunken patients, ould acquaintance
Merrily up on high

Lets all party - war has started
Let's forget about days gone by
We won't see another year like it
So drink your dinner tonight;

It's no use to face the future
Count to twenty, close your eyes
This year, next year
Thermonuclear...
Merrily up on high

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from North By Northwest [1982], released February 2, 2013
Written by Tom Robinson (Notting Hill Music) and Peter Gabriel (Real World Music)

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Tom Robinson London, UK

Tom Robinson (b.1950) is a UK songwriter & broadcaster first known in the 70s as an anti-racist and LGBT campaigner. He released 19 albums between 1975-2001 with various bands and has co-written songs with Elton John, Peter Gabriel, Dan Hartman and Manu Katché. He's an award-winning presenter at BBC Radio 6 Music, and released Only The Now (his first album in 19 years) in October 2015. ... more

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