Boxing Day's Ails

from by Unpainted Prospects

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"Through a fog of post-Christmas exhaustion, a tale of the surprising places we can find hope in these dark days."


Well Christmas was Christmas once again
And we fell on the couch the next morning
And I don’t know when I started listening
To the speech that the queen was making
I was ready to hate every word of it,
'Cause I’m not really into that royal shit
But des-pite myself I got drawn into it

And I found myself
Hanging on every word
Yeah I found myself
Respecting her
Not for being a queen
But for wearing a crown

So we dozed and we grazed on leftovers
Then I lifted the news from the neighbours
Though I'm not so much of a god-botherer
What I read nearly turned me towards her
'Cause the man who was dressed like a Christmas Tree
Was the only one made any sense to me
Now I'm scratching my head at the mystery

And I found myself
Thinking the world's gone mad
'Cause I find myself
Feeling that I'm so glad
That he's given us hope
Despite the weight of his gown
Yeah he's given us hope
When I thought none could be found

It was easier to buy books than read 'em
Now it's quicker to share thoughts than think 'em
And it's simpler to herd folks than teach 'em
That there's more than a click in an action
'Cause boats are for stopping not rocking now
So let's all fill our cups and let's gather 'round
And we'll go with the flow till the flood comes down

And I find myself
Thinking that I could do more
Than to wait for a fairy tale
To tell me what I should fight for


from Night & Day, released June 29, 2017
Matthew Daniel - vocals, acoustic guitar
Andy Pap - double bass
Richard Andrew - drums, percussion
Alfred Daniel - harmonica, backing vocals
Kylie Morrigan - violin

Written by Matthew Daniel, special thanks to Melissa Main and the rest of the Songwriters Circle.




Unpainted Prospects Melbourne, Australia

Unpainted Prospects are intimate alt-folk storytellers, weaving keenly observed tales from the personal to the political.

Loosely formed in 2015, the act is the latest vehicle for singer/songwriter Matthew Daniel.


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