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  1. Tissue

From the album Benches

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Lyrics

Tissue

The sky was red like a day old bruise.
She travelled miles to get to the truth.
A raw backdrop to the fear and pain.
An open wound with a fresh bloodstain.

She took that road to the journey's end,
no u-turns or hair-pin bends.
Aiming straight for the horses mouth,
driving north to a stranger's house.
'Cause she'd opened the box, opened the box,
opened the box to find a tissue of lies.

Years of happiness, kids and home,
‘til the day she found his hidden phone.
Texted trails of a love and lust,
but the online evidence hurt the most.

Photographs of princess joy.
Two bridesmaids and a cute page boy.
All the signs of domestic life.
The man she'd wed had another wife.
And now she’d opened the box, opened the box,
opened the box to find a tissue of lies.

What faithless fool doesn't passcode his phone?
Part of her wishes now that she'd never known.
How did he hoodwink two families at once?
A salesman's got excuses for being absent.

She parked outside at the right address
to wait for him and the temptress.
Saw the car with the couple come,
but the big surprise was the two children.

Thrown completely for a while,
she couldn't confront the reptile.
Minutes later she gained control
and rang the bell that took its toll.

His face went flushed like a chilli sweat.
Voice was choked when the women met.
Disbelief and tears of rage,
as the frightened man just fled his cage.
'Cause she opened the box, opened the box,
opened the box to find a tissue of lies.

Time has passed but hasn't healed.
Two wives scarred by their ordeal.
Friendship grew from a reckless crime,
as the low deceiver's doing time.