My valet is laying out some lines.

OK… OK, it is a really cheesy video, but the song is awesome. You can always click the go button and scroll down.

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The Strawbs did a cover of this song on their 1991 album Ringing Down the Years to ensure there was enough ‘CanCon‘ to get radio airplay in Canada.
This video is of the original 84 release by Pukka Orchestra.
Pukka Orchestra
I still put on that old piece of vinyl, now and again.
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I was introduced to this band by The Spirit of Radio
(you know… CFNY before the sell out)
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Might As Well be on Mars

Sunday morning with the New York Times
Sun is shining in my penthouse suite
My valet is laying out some lines
They reach from Copa Beach to Easy Street

Before the mirror you apply your cream
Cosmetic secret of eternal youth
Is something the matter? No it’s just a bad dream
I know you’d leave me if you knew the truth

I might as well be on Mars
Might as well be on Mars
Only the stars mean anything to you

I might as well be on Mars
Might as well be on Mars
I’m already that far away from you

We lead such a sweet existence
But I’m reaching out to you in vain
You’re disappearing in the distance
Of this alien terrain

Of this alien terrain

Sunday morning with the New York Times
Sun is shining in my penthouse suite
My valet is laying out some lines
Miami Beach to Easy Street

Monday night another day goes by
Your voice is telling me that life is sweet
You watch your star flash into the sky
And fall to earth again on easy street.

I might as well be on Mars
Might as well be on Mars
Only the stars mean anything to you

I might as well be on Mars
Might as well be on Mars
I’m already that far away from you

Copyright Graeme Williamson and Neil Chapman/
ATV Music Publishing Ltd/18 Karat Gold Music/
Walbeck Music of Canada Corp

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