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The Castle Street Contingent

Dada Paradox
Ian M Roure


A work in progress...


The Castle Street Contingent (Ian Roure)

In the April sun one afternoon I sat outside at the Wetherspoon
For a peaceful pint but unbeknownst to me
I'd meet the Castle Street Contingent

He sat all alone though the table was full
In wire Dickensian spectacles
He said 'I serve a king that's far across the sea,
And I'm the Castle Street Contingent'

It's a far-flung distant outpost, the heart of Airstrip One
Defending the realm one pint at a time 
Till Last orders come

The king is dressed in the finest clothes
With a long red tie hanging to his toes
And a pumpkin glaze sprayed upon his skin
He's the pride of this contingent

As an X-er I'm not inclined to love any Boomer that sets himself above
But I praise this one and bully any foe
I'm the Castle Street Contingent


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Lo Fi guitar pop & rock with psychedelic & folk-ish tendencies by Ian and Liza Roure 

"Ray Davies channeled through the prism of peak-era, mid-90s Blur...""Majestically Jangly"“Brilliantly lyrical, darkly funny”- New York Music Daily

Lucid Culture says "a missing link between Ray Davies & Robyn Hitchcock"


See also Tracy Island: