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More Lives Than One

from War Baby: Hope And Glory [1984] by Tom Robinson

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Written as theme song for a BBC TV Play For Today of the same title, directed by Michael Darlow

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Day after day I've been living in dread
Cheating at work and lying in bed
There's no hard feelings, just a little regret
I could have been lying in your arms instead
I'm glad that I married and I love my kids
I wish I'd never met you, but I'm glad that I did
So I'm sitting in the middle
Trying to fit in more lives than one

Day after day I've been slipping away
Playing the games I don't wanna play
Sooner or later there's a reckoning day
I'm so, so sorry - but what can I say ?
I feel like a heel but I can't decide
Between the life I always wanted
And the loving that I like
It's a bitter situation overtaking
More lives than one
It's a bitter situation
And it's taken more lives than one

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from War Baby: Hope And Glory [1984], released January 31, 2013
Written & produced by TR, recorded at Satril Studios, London
All instruments programmed / played by TR and Kendall Wrightson.

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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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