Sympathy

Early to bed and early to rise
You wash the night from out your eyes
Over to the mirror in its usual place
Recognize the bone-white face

Tea and television; leaving for seven
So little of the light of heaven
Frozen over gardens and silent cars
A push bike with no handles bars

How did this happen?
When did sympathy go out of fashion?
How did this happen?
When did sympathy go out of fashion?

Walking to the rhythm of your sleepy heart
The climbing road begins to start
Something's broken, scattered on the path
A shard, a wink of drinking glass

Houses start to brighten, curtains to twitch
Without a number which is which?
A sad suburban rising you seen before
The milk delivered door to door

How did this happen?
When did sympathy go out of fashion?
How did this happen?
When did sympathy go out of fashion?

How did this happen?
How did sympathy go out of fashion?

Stephen Baker 2004
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