Red Herring

by Funboy Five

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The day’s too long, the night’s too short
as things contort and then distort
it’s in your sight but the light’s too bright
as time goes by in the wink of an eye

It’s in the way but it’s here to stay
won’t go away no matter what you say
you feel the rage coming off the page
can’t do a thing in a troubled age

Red herring

You want to shout like a roustabout
but what comes out is the sound of doubt
hither and tither, slither and dither
fine ideas on the vine they wither

Red herring


released August 20, 2018


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Funboy Five Twickenham, UK

Formed in January 1979, the Funboy Five recorded a radio session for the influential John Peel Show, and a single, Life After Death/Compulsive Eater, released in January 1980 on their own Cool-Cat-Daddy-O label.

In 2014, the band revived with a new vinyl single, Save The World/What Did You Do With The Body?, followed by further singles and 2019's 'The Greatest Album Of All Time'.
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