The Shape of Pears

by Robert Webb

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Something creepy, sinister, cryptic and a bit demented maybe? Shades of Radiohead, David Bowie or David Byrne (Talking Heads) I'm told.

An idea for a song I had over 25 years ago finally sees the light of day. Would love to know what you think!


*Lyrics*

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She keeps her love in a shoe
High upon a shelf
(Sombrero)
And when she's not all there
I go and help myself

She wouldn't recognise me
If I was inside out
(Sombrero)
You shouldn't trust anyone's tea
Just coz they're short and stout

It makes me cry
It makes me try
Not to cry

A workout for your mind
Defence against attack
But I can jump the fence
and run around your track

There's something wrong
I tell myself there's
Nothing wrong

Shhhhh

She confides in me
About the shape of pears
(Sombrero)
But when there's no one home
I sit in all the chairs

She came to stay
She floats away
Stay... away

She keeps her mind wrapped up
Underneath the bed
(Sombrero)
But no matter how you try
You can't untoast your bread

Lock it in
Block it out
Block it in

(Sombrero)

Clear blue sky, clear blue sky, clear blue sky
Clear blue sky, clear blue sky, clear blue sky
No photo... so it didn't happen
No photo... so it didn't happen
(Sombrero)
It's a river in Egypt... just a river in Egypt
No photo... so it didn't happen
Clear blue sky, clear blue sky, clear blue sky
Clear blue sky, clear blue sky, clear blue sky

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released April 24, 2019

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Robert Webb Melbourne, Australia

A mix of genres. Influences include Radiohead, Mike Oldfield, Grimes, Blur, Red Hot Chili Peppers, The Throwing Muses, The Breeders, R.E.M., EMF, Talking Heads, David Byrne, David Bowie, Philip Glass, The Clouds, Beck, Queen, Iggy Pop, They Might Be Giants, Scott Joplin, and Coen Brothers somehow! ... more

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