Come on Marvin

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Annie - lead vocals
Helen - backing vocals
Tim - acoustic guitar
Mike - bass, electric guitar, cahon, percussion

With special guests:
Ben Simon - violin
Jo McCabe - trumpet

lyrics

Are you stuck on the blues?
Are you stuck on pain?
Oooh, oooh, oooh, oooh,

Was she a force majeure?
Was she a hurricane,
That did not see you?

Greyed out, you mannequin
Fade out the paladin
Did you notice everything,
Her grace, her lines, her all?

That voice you’ve got within,
That voice, it’s got you pinned,
Gives no peace for anything,
It’s got you in its noose,
You’ve got to shake it loose,
Come on Marvin

Are you all alone?
Do you have no friends?
Does no one like you?

Across the Rubicon
Where there are no amends
You bitter corkscrew

Played out, its so unkind
Fade out and left behind
Twisted, gristed tourniquet
You really must unwind

That voice you’ve got within,
That voice, it’s got you pinned,
Gives no peace for anything,
It’s got you in its noose,
You’ve got to shake it loose

Come on Marvin, get the rhythm
Come on Marvin, get the beat
Come on Marvin
Those boots won’t get to walk
Unless you learn to use your feet
Come on Marvin

You’ve got to shake the blues
If it’s all you do
Don’t let your life slip past
Turn your don’ts to do-s
Put on your dancing shoes
Don’t let your love slip past
Come on Marvin

Did she say something wrong?
Oh, did she criticize
And so upset you?

Is the voice so strong?
Does it gnaw inside
Of all that you do?

So blind, you cannot see
So blind, it’s clear to me,
All you are is beautiful,
Just let yourself be free

That voice you’ve got within,
That voice, it’s got you pinned,
Gives no peace for anything,
It’s got you in its noose,
You’ve got to shake it loose

Come on Marvin, get the rhythm
Come on Marvin, get the beat
Come on Marvin
Those boots won’t get to walk
Unless you learn to use your feet
Come on Marvin

You’ve got to shake the blues
If it’s all you do
Don’t let your life slip past
Turn your don’ts to do-s
Put on your dancing shoes
Don’t let your love slip past

You’ve got to shake the blues
If it’s all you do
Don’t let your life slip past
Turn your don’ts to dos
Put on your dancing shoes
Don’t let your love slip past
Come on Marvin

credits

from Eleven Broken Dolls, released March 23, 2019
Words and song by Michael Amos, music and arrangement by Michael Amos, Tim Isherwood, Annie Kingsbury, Laura Middleton, Ben Simon

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The KIVA Band Oxford, UK

The KIVA Band are a British recording indie/folk band based in Oxfordshire.

They write original material that draws on traditions as diverse as folk, pop, indie-rock, and classical music. Their songs twist and turn in unexpected directions yet always keep melody at their heart. Their words explore life and love, by turns funny, sad, lost, and found. ... more

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