The Only Man Left in the Race b​/​w You Don't Deserve to Wear Glasses

by Lie Ins

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Third single in an ongoing series

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released January 24, 2017

Guitar, piano and songwriting by Michael Stevens....... Bass, mixing, mastering and last guitar solo on Only Man Left by Mark Chester.......Drums, artwork and production by Ruan van Vliet

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Lie Ins Dublin, Ireland

Lie Ins are Mike, Ruan and Mark. We've had one album called Death to Lie Ins, which was amazing. We've released a bunch of singles, which are all even more amazing. Check them all out. If we continue on this trajectory, I dunno, beatification has to be on the cards. ... more

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Track Name: The Only Man Left in the Race
I see the shadow of Henry's moustache now at eight in the morning
He'd always beat us by over ten metres, then tell his war stories
We'd be olympians; now he just coos to his favourite pigeons
He was my crony, but now I'm the only man left in the race

Anto and I, we fought for the heart of the platinum blonde
I lifted kegs while he ran second leg and passed the baton
He worked hard, he was willing
Now he forgets the names of his children
Well I do this for Tony, now I'm the only man left in the race

When old Jack shot that starting gun, we'd run, we'd run, we'd run
We were heroes for young and old
But I was ten off gold

You did your duty; you're still the beauty like the day we were married
And does this all matter? Well maybe it matters. Like jobs and like families
Love and war and survival; there's more than one way to skin up your rivals
But it gets a bit lonely when you're the only man left in the race

When young Jack shoots that starting gun, I'll run, I'll run, I'll run
I'll be a hero, maybe too old, but I will lift the gold
Track Name: You Don't Deserve to Wear Glasses
You are the forces of evil, you are the empty well
You are the forces of evil, you are the empty well
You don't deserve to wear glasses, you don't deserve it at all
You don't deserve to wear glasses, you don't deserve it at all

Oh, I can feel it, you think you speak for the common people
Yes I can hear it, you think you've made my day

Give me the size of your reckoning, give me a slice of your pie
I like the cut of your hairline and your five o'clock shadow at nine
But you don't deserve to wear glasses, you never done the time
You don't deserve to wear glasses, you never done the time

Oh, I can feel it, you think you're one in a million people
Yes I can hear it, you think you've made my day

Ba ba ba ba ba ba ba etc

There's me, I'm in love with fading values, that's me
Love me, on the telly with fading values, that's me

Give me the size of your reckoning, give me one night in your town
I like the cut of your trousers but I don't want you pulling mine down
'Cause you don't deserve to wear glasses, you never be a clown
You don't deserve to wear glasses, you never be a clown

Oh, I can hear it, you think you're one in a million people
Yes I can feel it, I think you've made my day