Track 9 from the 2017 album “Barefoot”
Available on > CD BABY

Madeline Said

Words & Music © Copyright 2016 Mark Hilton

The banks are gonna take it all, if I don’t pay
They don’t give a damn, Madeline said
Puttin’ on my makeup and silver wings
Wait on the steps, ’til the tram bell rings

The cruise ship and tankers, the cold hearted bankers
are taking the palace and crown
Oh lawdy lawd, it’s a long way down

Harry’s in a tin shed, by the dockside gates
My boy can’t keep still, Madeline said
Ever since we boxed up Jack, it’s been no good
But he’s like a god in his ‘hood

The zombies and vultures, the chemical culture
That hollow mechanical sound
Oh lawdy lawd, it’s a long way down

I’m sending you a screenshot,
so you can see what I’ve become,
Madeline said
Here comes the Viaduct, I pull the cord
I used to be cool
Now it’s somethin’ I can’t afford
Up on the barrier, climbin’ over the fence
My silver wings make so much sense

The fear and the loathing, the sweatshop clothing
Today the old dressing gown

Oh lawdy lawd, it’s a long way down
Oh lawdy lawd, it’s a long way down
It’s a long way down, Madeline said.