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The inessentials of my soul
Like flies I dropped them
I let them go
Because nothing would’ve stopped them.

In my holy dotage
More mortal than ever, more mortal than ever
In my holy dotage
More mortal than ever, more mortal than ever.

I slowly absorb the news
But I absorb it wrong
And instead of getting weaker
Yes I just got strong.

They say history never really repeats itself
But it nearly always rhymes.
Fresh from the narrative of the universe
Here they come - crisp new designs.

Dim, diminished seventh of myself
My fat mouth is slobbering on
The inessentials of my soul
I’ve reduced them to one.

In my holy dotage
More mortal than ever, more mortal than ever
In my holy dotage
More mortal than ever, more mortal than ever.

Fresh from the narrative of the universe
Here they come - crisp new designs.

In my holy dotage
More mortal than ever, more mortal than ever
In my holy dotage
More mortal than ever, more mortal than ever.

credits

from Hello Mister Curtis (With Apologies) single, released October 12, 2011
Howard Devoto – vocals; John Doyle – drums; Dave Formula – keyboards; Noko – guitar & backing vocals; Stan – bass guitar.

Recorded by Dave Formula at Red Bird & Noko at Apollo Control

Recording engineer: Ashley Krajewski

Mixed by Mike Nielsen & Magazine

Compositions: Devoto/Doyle/Formula/Noko (Mute Song/Domino/Wire-Sound/Reverb Music)
Cover lithograph by Odilon Redon (1840-1916)

The copyright in these recordings is owned by Howard Devoto, John Doyle, Dave Formula & Noko.

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