From the album The Spoiler Versions

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Paul Frederick - lead vocals
Christopher Cordoba - guitar, synths
James Watson - bass
David Watson - backing vocals
Evan Jenkins - drums

Produced by Christopher R Clark
Engineered by James Watson
Mixed by James Watson and Christopher Cordoba
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Lyrics

Lord how I suffered before a show
But don’t they say you need nerves to perform
It’s all part of the thing of going on
I want you to love me like you did before

I hope they get the make-up right
I want to look my best as they walk by
With your black clothes and your serious eyes
Why won’t you love me like you did before?

I feel calm and nerveless
The butterflies have flown into another soul
A life behind the scenes of the loveless
Putting on my mascara as I fill my role
I’m going on

Sympathetic notices are few and far between
Something in the paper to oil the machine
Nothing like a good review late in the career
You think no-one is looking and they won’t come near

Sympathetic notices are few and far between
I feel calm and nerveless
The butterflies have flown into another soul
A life behind the scenes of the loveless
Putting on my mascara as I fill my role
I’m going on
I’m going on