The girl in the window

I discovered this superb piece today in the soundtrack of a mediocre horror movie. The film (Banshee Chapter) was a wasted opportunity, but this choice of music was sublime. So it’s my song of the day.

He writes as he tilts his head
To catch the whispering, up with
The hiss of tape recorders,
But there ain’t nobody there.
Oh no, there ain’t nobody there.
Then he goes out to the shops
That line up outside his house
He’ll always pause at his reflection,
But there ain’t nobody there.
Oh no, there ain’t nobody there.
But he’s got friends behind the glass;
“How much you want for the girl in the window?
I’ll give you twice whatever you think she’s worth.
I’ll give you all that and more to see her cured”

He has an argument with his lover,
She’d slipped poisonous snakes into his supper
Every night since they’d first met
(Though she pretends that she forgets).
Now he puts his collar up,
And goes back out to the shops
To settle a bet with his supplier
As his lover wakes up wet,
Well secured and coloured in.
Now she’s safely pressed underneath the glass.
Oh yeah, she’s safely pressed underneath the glass;
“How much you want for the girl in the window?
I’ll give you twice whatever you think she’s worth.
I’ll give you all that and more to see her cured.”

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