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there but for the grace of god go us all, from the first time a drink passes our lips....

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When did all these people get here?
When did I stop drinking beer?
Why can't I remember last year?
I must've been sleeping,
Asleep with no dreaming.

And everyone's left me behind,
Both in body and in mind.
It feels like life has passed me by,
And I've only just noticed.

Where did all my so-called friend go?
How did I miss the show?
They snuck away without letting me know,
The party is finished.
It must be time to get the drinks in.

And everyone's left me behind,
Both in body and in mind.
It feels like life has passed me by,
And I've only just noticed x 2

Can't believe what I have just read.
One more of my heroes is dead.
'Die young, live forever' they said,
But they're all dead and gone,
I think we're being conned.

15 years old when I bought the lie,
When you're 15 you don't ask why.
I thought it would answer all my prayers,
But I'm 25 now and I'm scared, I'm scared.
25 now and I'm scared, I'm so scared.

The tide is high,
And it's pulling me under.
And mine is just another life,
The demon drink has ripped asunder.

I could cry for help,
I could try to save myself,
Shake myself,
Shake myself, wake myself from this slumber
I could cry for help,
I could try to save myself,
Shake myself,
Shake myself, wake myself from this slumber.
Shake myself, wake myself from this slumber,
Shake myself, wake myself from this slumber.

I'm a young man in an old man's frame.
Bags under my eyes, from carrying the blame,
From carrying the shame.
If you see me on the street, pass me by.
If you see me on the street, let me lie.
Let me lie,
I've got to shake myself, wake myself,
I got to wake myself.
Shake myself, I've got to wake myself.

I've got to,
Shake myself from this slumber,
Maybe, wake myself from this slumber.
Got to shake myself from this slumber,
Maybe wake myself from this slumber,
Got to shake myself from this slumber
Maybe wake myself from this slumber,
I've got to shake myself,
I've got to wake myself.
Shake myself.

When did all these people get here?
When did I stop drinking beer?
Why can't I remember what I did last year?

I must've been sleeping,
Asleep with no dreaming.
Must've been sleeping,
Asleep with no dreaming,
Oh I must've been sleeping,
A sleep with no dream in,
Sleeping.
Sleeping.
Sleeping.
Sleeping.

credits

from Melancholics Anonymous, released January 1, 2002
Music - Steve Simms
Lyrics - AJ Gilmore

Vocals - AJ Gilmore, Guitar - Steve Simms, Bass + Backing Vocals - Robert Boyd, Drums - Stephen Heron,
Keyboards - Gary Aiken

Produced by Gary Aiken.

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Rumour Den County Antrim, UK

Formed in the late 1990's by Al Gilmore & Steve Simms, Rumour Den did a lot in a short space of time including a self- financed single 'Under A Cloud' and album 'Melancholics Anonymous' - both to critical acclaim. However, problems outside music meant the band had to split up for several years. But now Gilmore & Simms have put a new line-up together and are determined to make up for lost time ... more

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