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    "Oliver Twist" Lyrics

    Luke Haines

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    With a calm and strategic no
    I'm back and I'm solo
    This is the Oliver Twist manifesto
    For the age I was born, for Victoriana
    This is Oliver Twist pissing over Britannia
    50 years of Tin Pan Alley
    I learned good from a king thief mentor
    200 years of teenage anarchy
    Papist threats and no popery
    Revenge ???? the cold in Soho

    This is the Oliver Twist manifesto
    Totality for the kids
    Oliver Twist
    This is Oliver Twist
    There was this gang who I used to run with
    Swindlers, knaves, urchins scum, spivs
    Looking good comes in handy
    When you're dipping from the pockets of a dandy

    And there's murder in the air at the Connelli room
    And there's treason in the air at the Groucho
    If there's a TV pop in the Soho house
    It doesn't take Sherlock Holmes to tell you
    That it's Oliver Twist
    Doing it for the kids
    Keep the boy on gruel
    There's a young British artist in the room
    This is Oliver Twist
    What if all of the village idiots

    And all the raspberry ripples
    Are just putting it on
    And they're the brightest of all of the cripples?
    Oliver Twist I cartarista
    Disappear into a pea souper
    Swooping down like the Hun
    Over the gas-lit streets of London
    Into a pea souper
    A Cartarista

    Unto you my children I bestow this gift
    It's a ballroom blitz
    This is Oliver Twist
    This is Oliver Twist
    A cartarista
    Into a pea souper
    Totality for the kids
    Oliver Twist
    Swooping down like the Hun
    Swooping down over Soho
    It's the Oliver Twist manifesto
    Oliver twist
    This song was submitted on November 20th, 2013 and last modified on October 18th, 2016.
    Thanks to Snap for the contribution to this song.
    Copyright with Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group.
    Written by Luke Michael Haines.
    Lyrics licensed by LyricFind.

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