Ian Sorensen's alternative lyric to the Pete Atkin / Clive James song 'The Last Hill That Shows You All The Valley'
When Steve Birkill silences the Voices, Look back, to read the pages on the screen Sylfest is forced to make some choices Are the lyrics Clive's or are they Joyce's? Then realise the line's a mondegreen. When Steve Birkill silences the chatter, Look back, to Pete's confession now and then Some songs had words he couldn't master So he drowned them with his Stratocaster The axe is mightier than the pen. When Steve Birkill silences the clamour, Look back, to see how often you appear Mel Powell in no uncertain manner Takes Clive apart, unbolts him with a spanner His metaphors are murder to her ear. When Steve Birkill says the fun is over Look back, to every time you got annoyed Makes you wonder why you ever bother Too obscure and erudite an oeuvre But you'll see, when the last nuance is covered There are Midnight Voices working on Pink Floyd
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