Oxford Circus

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After the deep sleep of Warren Street, the commuter is rudely awoken by the cacophony, brashness and bustle of Oxford Circus...

The middle 8 refers to shops and their slogans on the high street.

lyrics

Mind the gap
It's a trap
Mind the gap
Watch your back

Mind the gap
It's a trap
Mind the gap
Don't turn your back

And my eyes are dry, my hands are cracked
And my throat is sore, the doors are blocked I'm sure
And my nails are bitten, my toes are crushed
What kind of circus is this?
It's such a bore...

Mind the gap
It's a trap
Mind the gap
Watch your back

Mind the gap
It's a trap
Mind the gap
Don't turn your back

I've been paid my wages and it's all gone
It's these golden cages my moods are stapled on,
All the lights entice me, I'll just put it on my card,
All the adverts tell me that life is not too hard.

('excuse me have you got the time?')
('Do you know where Bond Street is?')

'Never knowlingly undersold',
'Life made fabulous' - vibrant never cold.
Have you got a cake, I want to buy a cape?
'Just do it' now for goodness sake!
Amazon oh Amazon you've killed the shops,
At least there's HMV... oh call the cops!
Clinton Cards I love your wares,
But Poundland's got all your cuddly bears.

And my eyes are dry, my hands are cracked
And my throat is sore, the doors are blocked I'm sure
And my nails are bitten, my toes are crushed
What kind of circus is this?
It's such a...

Everybody comes to town - to Oxford Circus,
A giant hive of restless bees, dying to make another purchase.
Everybody comes to town - to Oxford Circus,
Rising from the underground, paying the price - submergence

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from Victoria, released April 10, 2015

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The Royal Vincident London, UK

A singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist, formerly of London based alt rock band My Octopus George. Victoria is his first solo album. His musical style is quirky, but melodic. Influences include: Cardiacs, David Bowie, The Beatles, Nirvana, Elliott Smith and a lot of classical composers. ... more

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