Cutlery Shed

by The Eko Trio

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As the new waitress in a busy Melbourne restaurant Julia was banished to the smelly bin room every night where she polished cutlery into the wee hours and howled this song into existence.

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I’m banished to the cutlery shed where I sing, sing sing as I sort my forks.
Yeah I’m banished to the cutlery shed where I sing, sing sing as I sort my forks.

I sort my forks and I sort my knives
and in them I see clear reflections of my life.
My fake smile and my corporate shirt,
I’ve got to find me some meaningful work,

Where I’m not banished to the cutlery shed where I sing, sing sing as I sort my forks.
Yeah I’m banished to the cutlery shed where I sing, sing sing as I sort my forks.

Polish, polish ’til they’re nice and shiny,
But wait a minute ‘cos this one is grimy.

What’s this smeared all over my spoon?
This cutlery must have been washed by baboons,
Or more likely it was just some guy,
Who spent the night asking how? when? and why?

Was I banished to the cutlery shed where I sing, sing sing as I sort my forks.
Yeah I’m banished to the cutlery shed where I sing, sing sing as I sort my forks.

I try to ignore the rumbling of my tummy,
I try to forget how much I miss my mummy.
I try to remember what I came here for,
Why am I always asking for more?
I left my home for this far-off continent
And if there’s one thing I’ve learned it’s to live in the moment….

That’s why I’m singing as I polish my cutlery and as I sing I compose a song.
‘Cos if I’m singing as I polish my cutlery then at least this shift won’t seem quite as long.

credits

released January 15, 2016
Written and arranged by Julia Turner
Recorded by Isolde
Mastered by Stef Hambrook
Sung by The Eko Trio - Isolde, Lauren Bradford and Julia Turner.

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The Eko Trio Bristol, UK

A capella group made up of Julia Turner, Lauren Bradford and Isolde. With a modern twist on vintage and traditional a capella singing their sound can be experimental, sometimes comic and always beautiful.

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