Genre: Rock
BPM: 120
Released: August 2015
URL: /sndblnd.co/2UOU

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The Icing on the Cake




Sound Recording

offthewall

James Fraser ("offthewall")

Composition, arrangement, vocals, guitars, mix.

South Shields near Newcastle Tyneside United Kingdom

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Chevy Chase Maryland USA

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Artist's Notes

Thanks to a fabulous band.

Joel, Nigel, Peter, Brad and Larry.


Lyrics

THE ICING ON THE CAKE song lyrics 
by Joel Sattler 


I knew that when I turned the corner 
I shouldna got up outta bed 
I might not ever see tomorrow 
perhaps I'd wake up dead 

the purple gang took off the sidewalk 
laid the concrete on my head 
the sky turned out to be the gutter 
the blue turned into solid red 

what did I do to deserve such a fate? 
I coulda been true but I left it too late 
thought I was a good man, was that a mistake? 
thought it was enough 
but it was the icing on the cake 

I picked up the phone 
with my boss on the wire 
he said don't you come in 
less your hair is on fire 

I got in my car 
but it was a wreck 
I thought what the hell 
but I said what the heck 

I sat on a stool 
at the Tastee Diner 
I felt like a fool 
but it couldn't be finer 

watched the master at work 
flipping flapjacks and eggs 
I needed a job 
but I just couldn't beg 

what did I do to deserve such a fate? 
I coulda been true but I left it too late 
thought I was a good man, was that a mistake? 
thought it was enough 
but it was the icing on the cake 

above and beyond 
was my duty to serve 
I'd join the Marines 
but I aint got the nerve 

but I'm not a coward 
I once saved someone's life 
when they came at me 
with a gun and a knife 

if I had a buck 
for each buck that I bucked 
I'd be a rich man 
but I aint got the luck 

so like everyone else 
I depend on my friends 
to pick me back up 
till I walk once again 

 



what did I do to deserve such a fate? 

I coulda been true but I left it too late 
thought I was a good man, was that a mistake? 
thought it was enough 
but it was the icing on the cake 

the sun's going down 
but guess that's okay 
if I make it I won 
the chance for one more day 

and so when I pray 
when I lay me to sleep 
I ask the dear Lord 
for my soul to keep 

and if I die 
just before I awake 
I pray the dear Lord 
for my soul to take 

to be saved for myself 
and at last I can be 
by the grace of God 
to be finally free 

what did I do to deserve such a fate? 
I coulda been true but I left it too late 
thought I was a good man, was that a mistake? 
thought it was enough 
but it was the icing on the cake 

Collaborating From

Chevy Chase Maryland USA
Memphis Tennessee USA
Scotland United Kingdom
South Shields near Newcastle Tyneside United Kingdom
Williamson GA USA