Pete Brown and his Battered Ornaments:Sandcastle

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“Sandcastle”
Artist: Pete Brown and his Battered Ornaments
Albums: A Meal You Can Shake Hands With In The Dark (1969)

It was the greatest little sandcastle
We built it at night
When the sea digests its icecream cartons
Though the tide
Yes the tide
Was coming in

Gave it a moat
And a light drawbridge
We built it so right
To keep out the newspapers and raiders
Though the tide
Yes the tide
Was coming in

Gave it a rock
For a foundation
We hid it so tight
Then you ask me
Is it Colditz Castle?
Well I answered Jerusalem
I said I answered Jerusalem

They took the best day of my entire life
To the hospital
Put it on the operating table
And the tide
Yes the tide
Was going out

Now I'm alone on the sea-front
It's the end of the summer
And I can tell
I read the good old times
Between the lines on my head

Looking sadly past the deserted funfair
Where it used to be
Chatting up the naked ladies on my tie
Chatting up the naked ladies on my tie

It was the greatest little sandcastle
We built it at night
When the sea digests its icecream cartons
Though the tide
Yes the tide
Oh the tide
Was coming in