Shock To The System

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Shock to the System (Sam Whimpenny)

With his dilettante glasses
And a handlebar moustache
He was a prime suspect for the movement
Handed his tradition down
With all his inhibitions
Of course it was me who needed improvement

Take it like a man
All I could hear was in that phrase
Take it like a man
It’s the kind of thing time can’t erase

I was a shock to the system
They said “Why d’you wanna mister?”
Shock to the system
Now everything’s blown, all you could have known
Take it like a man

Hair touching his nipples
On his face you saw the ripples
Of a smile about to break the ice
Stoic and impassioned
Like a Greek God out of fashion
He was silenced because he wouldn’t pay their price

Take it like a man
Something told me he knew too
Take it like a man
It was his expression that pulled him through

He was a shock to the system
They said “Why d’you wanna mister?”
Shock to the system
Now everything’s blown, all you could have known
Take it like a man

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from Play Something We All Know, released July 23, 2007
Written by Sam Whimpenny, arranged by Porvari

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Friends for more than 30 years and musical collaborators for over a decade, Porvari are founded on Sam Whimpenny's infinitely varied lyrically rich and melodically diverse songs enhanced by Simon Meader's guitar, mandolin and synths plus B.L. Underwood's encyclopaedic understanding of the recording process & occasional epic guitar solo. ... more

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