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Synchronicity II Lyrics By The Police

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    another suburban family morning
    grandmother screaming at the wall
    we have to shout above
    the din of our rice krispies
    we can’t hear anything at all

    mother chants her litany
    of boredom and frustration
    but we know all her suicides are fake
    daddy only stares into the distance
    there’s only so much more that he can take

    many miles away
    something crawls from the slime
    at the bottom of a dark scottish lake

    another industrial ugly morning
    the factory belches filth into the sky
    he walks unhindered
    through the picket lines today
    he doesn’t think to wonder why

    the secretaries pout and preen like
    cheap tarts in a red light street
    but all he ever thinks to do is watch
    and every single meeting
    with his socalled superior
    is a humiliating kick in the crotch

    many miles away
    something crawls to the surface
    of a dark scottish loch

    another working day has ended
    only the rush hour hell to face
    packed like lemmings
    into shiny metal boxes
    contestants in a suicidal race

    daddy grips the wheel
    and stares alone into the distance
    he knows that something
    somewhere has to break
    he sees the family home
    now looming in his headlights
    the pain upstairs
    that makes his eyeballs ache

    many miles away
    there’s a shadow on the door
    of a cottage on the shore
    of a dark scottish lake

    many miles away
    many miles away
    many miles away
    many miles away
    many miles away
    many miles away
    many miles away

    Artist: The Police

    Year: 1983

    Decade: 80s

    Language: en

    Word Count: 158