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  1. 08 Payback

From the recording LIONS AND BUTTERFLIES

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Lorraine: “In 2014, Bob Geldof lost his daughter Peaches in her
twenties. Why is it so often the case that good people seem to have
terrible things visited on them? This appears to blow the old adage that 'what goes around comes around' right out of the water.
Payback is a reflection on the whole idea that life is ultimately a random series of events unconnected to one another and uninfluenced by one another. Being good to others of course has a huge value and is vital to the inner workings of society and human relationships. But we're
mistaken if we believe that doing good will in turn protect us from harm, as tragically, life doesn't work that way.”

Lyrics

PAYBACK

Don’t tell me
You’ve still an ounce of belief
That somebody watches us
To see we reap what we sow
When you see a man
Who gives everything
Sitting, head in hands
Another scar on his soul
For the child he’ll never hold again

And quietly
He returns to the fold
Asking how can this be
How I’ll ever rebuild
And run back
Without an flicker of faith
To his world of selflessness
A half never filled
By the girl he’ll never see again

Do as you would be done by
You’ll see your reward in time
I look around
But I see no payback
An accident, life is no more
So I wish you the best of luck
I look around
But I see no payback

Still burning
He comes once again
To shout of the losing world
His own need unserved
Upon him
Visit wound after wound
Each indefensible
If wounds are ever deserved
By a child he'll never see again

Do as you would be done by
You’ll see your reward in time
I look around
But I see no payback today
An accident, life is no more
So I wish you the best of luck
I look around
But I see no payback