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The Tax Advantages Of A Slow, Lingering Death

from Follow The Gleam by The Boo-Hooray Theory



10. The Tax Advantages Of A Slow, Lingering Death

I was fighting for air,
I was fighting for breath,
and beginning to stare at a lingering death.
My pulse had been weakened
by several attacks.
I saw my accountant – he said to relax.

He said:
"Your life may be blue, your life may be brief,
but from the tax point of view,
you'll get some relief.
I'm so glad that you called me,
I'm so glad that I came.
You're dying – there's no end
To what you can claim!"

The tax advantages of a slow, lingering death:
what starts as contagious
could be advantageous.
Cut out that depression,
and think: tax concession!
Keep cool, don't you worry, relax:
A slow lingering death is so healthy for tax.

I know that it hurts, I know that it's sore,
but believe me, recovery
will hurt so much more.
So don't call a doctor, you know it's too late,
and you will be taxed at a fantastic rate.

The tax advantages etc.

My flesh starts to crawl, I'm beginning to itch,
but after it all, I know I'll be rich.
I'm going to heaven:
when I pass through that gate,
I'll know I was taxed at a fantastic rate.

The tax advantages etc.


from Follow The Gleam, released January 22, 2013
music: Heneghan & Lawson
Lyrics: Robin Lyons

Ben Heneghan: vocals, keyboards
Ian Lawson: piano
Mike Heneghan: bass
Andrew Lawson: drums
Sylvia Strand: backing vocals
Matt Sage: guitar
Gethin Liddington: trumpet
Gareth Roberts: trombone, euphonium
Lee Goodall: alto sax
Osian Roberts: tenor sax


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The Boo-Hoory Theory is led by composers Ben Heneghan and Ian Lawson. The band records and performs original Heneghan & Lawson songs with a 'classic' 11-piece, line up.

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