"Impractical Joke" as written by and Tom Morgan....
Keep it tight against your chest
This is my time
I'd like to see the table turned
Trade your placemat with mine
See if you can still make a ball
Or maybe eat the apple whole

And the furthest I could reach
Was as close as I had come
I'm in over my knees
And still the only one
Who has to get a grip on himself
I could use some outside help

It's already stale
It's just getting older and my side
Was sinking so quick
That the best I could do was jump ship

Waiting with bad bated breath
For the wind to change
It's just a well worn-out suggestion
To occupy the day
I wished that I knew when I threw it away
That I could deal with feeling this strange

But it sounds so similar
To something that I've done before
So I give myself a slap on the wrist
And you jam my hand in the door

It raises a smile from you
But it's only worth a by-line mention
A simple footnote from an impractical joke
Couldn't seem to hold your attention

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"Impractical Joke" as written by Tom Morgan

Lyrics © DOMINO PUBLISHING COMPANY, Universal Music Publishing Group

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    General Commentthe bad baited breath line makes me smile. one of my favorites at the moment. i think it's maybe about not being appreciated in a relationship?
    politicson August 06, 2009   Link
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    General CommentA laidback number, which meanders along at a cruisy tempo with a liberal smattering of hooks thrown out along the two-minute journey

    Tom Morgan: “Same thing, that was really quick. I remember when I write the lyrics that I was really happy with them, it felt like I was writing something different to what I’d written before. It sounded grown-up to me. In those days [the music and lyrics] all happen at the same time. The song would be written as I’d be playing guitar, so it was all at once. It happens a lot from what I’ve read, and it seems that often the best songs are written that way – you’re not really analysing what you’re doing, so it can match up really well.”
    scratcheron September 23, 2015   Link

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