Body Art

from by James Parry

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lyrics

Oh, these men look funny
Faces on the grey, stuck down
White, their limbs trail out
The taste of blood in their mouths

Lions on the wet tile floor
Hard on the sore, pale hips
Steam trails linger still
It's as if he found them like that
That's what it feels like

Blows and blows
And did he know the dog in him?
His closed fist, clapping on their cheeks and chins
Their sin he spied, it struck an ugly chord inside
That fire in their eyes
A fire they should hide

Sonny tilts his head to the side
He follows the crooked lines
To their heads, they’re two of a kind
With swollen, dirty coloured eyes

His knuckles barely carry a mark
While the pride’s at the bar getting drunk
And his wounded friends won’t talk
Without revealing more than they’d ever want

Blows and blows, the looks he knows were meant for him
In hallways, and round the clubrooms, Saturday
He and Will, they’d shared a girl in summertime
Was there a fire inside?
A fire he should hide

Both these men look funny
Naked where they lay, struck down
Is that himself? He can’t figure out
Is that some blood in his mouth?

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from In The Lights, released August 19, 2016

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James Parry Hobart, Australia

James Parry lives in Hobart, Tasmania and writes independent pop songs.

He has supported such quality Australian acts as Alex Lloyd, The Gin Club, and Leah Flanagan as well as a hive of other visiting artists in Hobart.

James plays regularly in Hobart with his five-piece band or as a stripped-back duo and has played a number of interstate tours and gigged in the UK.
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