December 16, 2018

Stainless Steel and Polythene

Frozen in sterile silence

Watch the water fall drop by drop

Heart beats jump across the screen

Marking time like the ticking of a clock

Hour on hour force fed survival

Foreign fluid flowing through my veins

No longer a man, an empty shell

Never able to feel pleasure or pain

Chorus: All the wonders of modern man

Keep me hanging by a thread

Life and death a flick of a switch away

Just who decides when I’m better off dead?

Man and machine

Stainless steel and polythene

Lilies in bedside vigil

Watch the faces pass one by one

No smiles long given up hope

In their eyes I see I’m already gone

Chorus: All the wonders of modern man … stainless steel and polythene

Keep me hanging by a thread

Life and death a flick of a switch away … stainless steel and polythene

Just who decides when I’m better off dead?

Man and machine Stainless steel and polythene

Bridge: I miss spring time in Savannah

Spanish moss hanging from the trees

Dappled light stains the fountain

Cape Jasmine in the breeze

I miss her sweet sweet smile

She could melt me with a kiss

We were so young and bullet proof

I never dreamt it would end like this

Chorus: All the wonders of modern man … stainless steel and polythene

Keep me hanging by a thread

Life and death a flick of a switch away … stainless steel and polythene

Just who plays god when I’m better off dead?

Man and machine

Stainless steel and polythene

Man and machine Stainless steel and polythene

Frozen in sterile silence

Watch the water fall drop by drop …