Never Once

from by Frank Finighan

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from the 2001 album 'Jim Kitson'



Poached fish again for dinner
And she's got so much going on.
And though she's slim she could be thinner,
Aerobics and marathons.
Now and then a drastic fag
To keep her on the straight and true.
And life inside a plastic bag
Is warm until your face turns blue.

Never once in seven years
Seen without her makeup on.
Anyone gives in to fear
Who's only ever been taken from.

Bed at seven up at four
Into the world all by herself.
Gravity is at the door
And pulling at her mental health.
Don't get dizzy try to breathe
She tells herself to stay in touch.
And eating what the children leave
Won't ever build you up too much.
Never once since eleven years old
Eaten without worrying.
It's the only thing she's in control of,
There's no point in hurrying.

Once I saw her smile
Like a happy child.
Then she saw and knew
And disappeared from view.

Poached fish again for dinner
And when there's nothing going on.
She's just thin and getting thinner
And every day's a marathon.
Pulling on her plastic fags
giving up is good for you.
Life lived on elastic
Means the ground's always rushing up to meet you.

copyright Jim Kitson 2001


from Greatest Hits, released April 18, 2017



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Frank Finighan Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK

Frank Finighan is from Newport in South Wales now resident in County Durham.

Frank Finighan is the alter ego of actor,and musician Jim Kitson who in another life was one half of 'The Senators' with his brother Mick in the early 90's <>
before taking to the stage where he has worked for the RSC, The Globe and the National Theatre
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