White​-​Faced Youth

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about

It ain't all fun and games at this party. Amid all the fanfare, debauchery and carousing is a tiny dagger of ice-cold loneliness and despair – the kind that's felt most acutely when everyone else around you is having the time of their lives. Well on her way to finishing her seventh mint julep, Tink the Southern belle recounts the quiet desperation of the ultimate wallflower: the white-faced youth.

lyrics

The Victrola played steadily.
Beside it sat
A white-faced youth, with a battered hat
Aslant on his frowsy, dishevelled head.
Obviously, he wished he were dead.
He sat hunched over, staring at the wall
With eyes that saw no wall at all.
With half of one large foot he kept
The music's rhythm.
He wept.
The record played on.
Each time it ended,
He would look up startled: greatly offended.
He would then rise
With streaming eyes.
Carefully,
With a face of pain,
He would start the same tune over again.

credits

from The Wild Party, released September 9, 2011
Armada: Vocals
Mr. David Barratt: Ukulele

Produced and arranged by Mr. David Barratt at The Abattoir Of Good Taste.

Written by Phillips/Barratt.

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