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Mr. Folkestone

This song was born out of the life that I lived, owning a bar in Folkestone.

Every day, I would plan on staying at home, being a good partner, father and so on. Then I would begin to get texts, ‘hey, we are in your bar, come down!’ ‘Where are you?’ ‘Trev, there’s people here asking after you.’

A day with the family, too regularly became drinks with the lads.

Off out to other pubs and bars. Everyone knows your name. You cease to become who you are. You become, ‘those guys who own that bar.’ A false sense of bonhomie. You become part of the drinking clique, engaging in gossip that is unhealthy, unwelcome.

The lyrics – were simple and show the dichotomy between the twat on the town, swilling drinks and giving it. To the morning after and the subsequent headaches, regret, guilt, blues and what not.

You may know a Mr. Folkestone. Or a Mr. Sidcup or Miss. Doncaster.

This song is not disrespecting Folkestone; it has been a real force for positivity in my life. It is meant to highlight the behaviours that were toxic.

‘The cracks of your life are filled in with face cream.’

Yeah man, I think we’ve all been there.

Hope you enjoy.

 

Trev.

Ass slappin

Smile crackin

Life hacking

Here comes Mr. Folkestone

 

Day dreaming

Plan scheming

Free wheeling

Here comes Mr. Folkestone

 

In the morning where does all the pain go?

Same place all the fame goes, straight to your head!

All the kings horses all the king’s men

Couldn't put Mr Folkman together again

But you did!

 

Shit talkin

Bar crawling 

Chick stalking

Here comes Mr Folkestone

 

Ego feeding

Lie breeding

Make believing

Here comes Mr Folkestone

 

In the morning where does all the pain go?

Same place all the fame goes, straight to your head!

All the kings horses all the king’s men

Couldn't put Folkman together again

But you did!

 

Hey Mr. Folkman, bring me a dream

Of hubris, violence and piety

With nothing in between 

The cracks of your life 

Are filled in with face cream

Pockets getting deeper 

Stealing water from the stream