Everyone Gets The Face They Deserve

from by Zim Grady

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Everyone gets the face they deserve
Crinkled and lined, lopsided and curved
Dorian Gray kept one in reserve
But in the end we get the face we deserve

We all get the face we deserve, don't we? I know I certainly did. Your face will tell your story, even if you won't. It speak volumes while you remain silent. It's all there, look closely.


He looks like his dog, she looks like her mother
Her face is Botoxed beyond all recognition
Red wine lips, sunken eyes
Orange cheeks, steak 'n' ale pies
Your expression is one of constant surprise
Your laughter lines are screaming: “I’m crying inside!”

I mistook his face for an ashtray
A punchbag full of strange channels and curves
Your life is etched out in those sorry trenches
We all get the face we deserve
I don’t need your handshake, your life story
No promises, least of all your word
The boatrace is sinking, it’s a punch we can’t swerve
I see the triumph and the tragedy played out on your mug
We all get the face we deserve

You'll see the truth
When we come together face-to-face

Wherever you’ve been, people you’ve seen
Jokes you laughed at, shouts in the night
Valleys of tears that litter your skin
Punches and bruises you’ve taken and given
And all of your sin, most of all your sin
Hopes and fears play out in your features
They take a life of their own, disobedient creatures

There’s your hope, your humiliation
Here’s where it waved goodbye, left the station
There’s your first love, she was so cute
He was so handsome, now he’s a brute
Here’s your kids, it’s your mum and dad
Your face caught fire, they put it out with a baseball bat
Bags, jowls, fake tan sneers
Looks like you got some kidney disease
You know, gravity is ruthless, you can’t stop the rot
Start out as an angel baby
You end up like a bulldog chewing a wasp

You'll see the truth
When we come together face-to-face


from Moonshine EP, track released January 13, 2012
Lyrics by Peter Madams; Music by Zim Grady



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Peter Madams - Vocals, Guitars and Harmonica; James Culling - Guitars, Keyboards, Backing Vocals and Drum Programming; John McManus - Bass Guitar

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