Ashok:Under The Thumb Lyrics

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Under the Thumb

This song is by Ashok and appears on the album Plans (2007).

This song has been covered by Florence + the Machine under the title "Pearls and Roses".
I used to listen to him sitting on my shoulder
But he's losing my affection, I've fallen for another
He made me do some bad things but you make me do the worst
He's been around for centuries, but you were still the first
He may have fire and brimstone, all the power in the world
But I'm not trying to impress him now that I'm your girl
He says he wants me back and I don't know what to do
'Cos I don't need the devil now that I've got you

He has so many tricks but next to you he looks the fool
And it's no longer for him that I keep on breaking rules
When he told me to take one, you tell me to take four
When he said smash the window, you say: break down the door!
He sent me pearls and roses, a diamond necklace too
But I don't need the devil now that I got you

We don't need the devil now, we've got each other
We don't need the storm when we're making our own thunder
Now we don't need The Reaper, we're already six feet under!

You can pull the trigger and I will load the gun
You can tie the knot and I'll make sure that your hung
If you can find the pills, I will make that bed
Because I don't need the devil, I've got you instead!

If you can pull the trigger, I will load the gun
You can tie the knot and I'll make sure that your hung
If you can find the pills, I will make that bed
Because I don't need the devil, I've got you instead...!

I'm different now
That I was when he was about
I don't know how
but something was lost or damaged at lights out
Something went
It vanished
And was never replaced
Something bent or broke
And now there's nothing but space
Something changed about me
Something crucial
Not my name
It was something useful
Fuck the games!
Tell me
Was it something beautiful
The dutiful brotherly aspect that was torn
Away out the funeral?
I fell halved
I can't explain it
At first I laughed so hard
It locked the pain in
As rain swept
In tandem with the concept of prophetic fallacy
I tried to put into context the extent of the tragedy

Nothing was happening
I guess I was panicking
To get with the plan again
Nothing was rubbing in
I had to stop fumbling
Because there's nothing but trouble in
Rummaging for the truth,
When there's nothing more pummelling that the proof
That something as powerful as the 'two'
Could be so easily damaged or even reduced!
So where's this leave you now?
You're not alone
But you're not the same
And that's the difference in a daily way
Past the trivia lies the main meal
That even a myriad of counterpoints couldn't help reveal
I think in some weird way
This could work out
I'm smiling up, right?
And he's smiling back down...
But since I'm gravity bound I think
Fuck it!
I'm going to move on around
And not forget

So fucking forget about it!
It's a different purpose, not a different outfit
Look at me mouth in and then pronounce it
he's my brother
So fucking forget about it!
Welcome to neverland, my myopic elephant
Where you remember benevolence can get you anything
So lucking up is irrelevant

So fucking forget about it...