"A Foolish Arrangement" as written by Robert James Smith, Simon Gallup, Porl Thompson, Boris Williams and Perry Bamonte....
Christabel strips
And slips like a dream
Breaking ice with arms that gleam with pain
Disdain...
She throws her head
And glides against the stream
Throwing me her bravest smile
Defiant
Glittering
Shivering guile

"Catching a cold is quick this time
But fish?
Fish may take a while. "

Christabel dips and slips from me
And hand pushed deep inside is suddenly free
Triumphant
Reluctantly
Struggling six legs held up for me to see

"Don't be so scared
It's nothing new
It's the same old game
Only fun with two "
But fast and over and over
"I can't play this game with you"

Everything she tries to tell me
Leaves me open mouthed and still
Foolishly arrange tomorrow
The way I always will

Christabel trips
And grips my hand
But never to be saved
For a second I understand
And I fall with her

"I'll never leave you
Love you
See you change into the man I want
But it's not for long this thing
It's not for long "


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"A Foolish Arrangement" as written by Perry Bamonte Boris Williams

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    General CommentThis is an example of cure songs that anyone could enjoy. Its a simple radiotune, or whatever, only noone discovered it.
    jancsibohocon March 03, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI think this is based on Christabel by Samuel Coleridge. It is very long, though, and I confess to having not read the entire poem.
    Has anyone read this work?
    lokithecaton March 16, 2005   Link
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    General CommentIt could be as Rob does seem to base some of his work on poems. This could blatantly be one of them. I, too, have found it hard, I have read a large majority (but not all) of Coleridge's poem. It does have the same tone as these lyrics.
    blessbabeon November 04, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI think this is based on Christabel by Samuel Coleridge. It is very long, though, and I confess to having not read the entire poem.
    Has anyone read this work?
    lokithecaton March 16, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI always loved this song. I could never interpret or understand it, but the imagery and sounds alone could make me cry...
    Srahon November 27, 2007   Link

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