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For once in my life,
Things look like they're finally going my way,
I just had a pretty good minute,
Which could well turn out to be a perfect day,
Then out comes that nagging voice inside of me,
And all those niggling little self doubts I thought I'd left behind me,
Are suddenly looming large,
Self sabotage!

My band just played a cracking gig,
Maybe we will be a big success,
And the man from the record company,
Was apparently quite impressed,
Then I think it's maybe time we tried something experimental,
He just looks right back at us as if we've all gone mental,
It's just one step too far,
Self sabotage!

Believe me I'm no pessimist,
I don't take like too serious,
But every hit's a near miss,
My head is in the gutter - my feet are in the stars,
Self sabotage!

I finally found a woman,
Who loves me for who I am,
We enjoy intimate moments,
And I rise to the occasion,
Then out comes an image that I really didn't need,
Has anyone hear heard of a film called Human Centipede?
More of a turn off than Nigel Farage,
Self sabotage!


from Mental Illness isn't Funny, released December 16, 2016



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The Victor Pope Band Edinburgh, UK

The Victor Pope Band were formed at the arse end of 2012 from the remains of Ginger and the Tramp, Sabai and The Woods. So in a way they're a kind of supergroup. They have been described as quality quirky pop punk, post-punk and sounding a little bit like Jonathan Richman. But I prefer to describe them as Nerd Rock. The real question remains, however, who is Victor Pope...? ... more

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