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Written by the very wonderful Dan Ankers, this is one of my favourite songs. He's never recorded it, so I did. Despite my own literary pretensions, in my stuff I've managed achieve precisely one - oblique - reference to Terry Pratchett, while Dan manages to squeeze Dostoyevsky, Marquez, Melville, Murdoch and Greek mythology into just this one song.

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This generation's Raskolnikov came home with bloodstains on his shirt/threw himself across the kitchen table/passed out while you were trying to work/this year's Captain Ahab wrestles his demons in the street/prays then curses then pulls a knife/all the while you're trying to sleep/do you ever feel/life has passed you by/or are you just avoiding being a freak/until the day you die/Our very own version of Hercules is returning from his trials/while the tallest towers of London burn for some girl who looks like Helen of Troy/a whole generation of Buendia has moved into the north side of town/you've never seen them, but you've heard them talking/caught snatches while you're walking around/do you ever feel/life has passed you by/or are you just avoiding being a freak/until the day you die/maybe it seems to you that Ahab's just some drunken old tramp/the clan Buendia are all inbred fools/and Helen's just another page 3 girl/back in his flat, Raskolnikov has rolled onto the floor/maybe he's a fool who'll get what he deserves, but maybe he's so much more.

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from If my feet were fingers, I'd stab you in the eye​.​., released February 1, 2012
Written by Dan Ankers, recorded by Phil Reynolds

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Phil Reynolds and the Dearly Departed UK

During 2010 I started writing songs on my Paleolithic laptop - snippets of disconnected riffs and half-arsed complaints about the content of Radio 4 news broadcasts. It had occurred to me that, for the first time, I had the songs and the technology to put a record together completely on my own. And I did. I could have got help, but there‘s a freedom in knowing exactly where the buck stops. ... more

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