Jarvis: Clara

Details

  • Length: 2:59
  • Released: Room 29 (17 March 2017)
  • Recorded: Studio Ferber, Paris

Credits

  • Jarvis Cocker (lyrics, vocals)
  • Chilly Gonzales (music, piano)
  • Kaiser Quartet (strings)

Lyrics

Clara, dear Clara
Tell me, please do
How come your dear father
Was far smarter than you?

Clara, dear Clara
What will you do
Now your only daughter
Was taken to the booze

It's a family drama
Though you lack the skill to write it down
'Cos daddy used up all the ink
Then he took his pen and left town

Clara, dear Clara
Now your husband's gone too
Leaving his piano
In this hotel room so play it
Clara

Remember, dear Clara
How he used to play for you
Like a personal orchestra
If you could just recall the tune
Clara
Remember, Clara

Everything was harmonious
Everything was melodic
Now you're a lonely widow
And your daughter's alcoholic
The last of the bloodline
Is 40 percent proof
Just like a friend of your dad's once almost said
Being young is wasted on the youth

Clara, dear Clara
Tell me, please do
How come your dear father
Was far smarter than you?
Tell me, Clara
Clara
Clara

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