Mosquito

by Elvers

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First new Elvers tune since my relocation to Faversham in Kent and setting up the home studio here. This tune was written during a less than idyllic holiday in Cyprus last year. The place we'd booked turned out to be a slightly creepy deserted-feeling villa at the end of a dusty dirt track surrounded by orange groves. The nearby seafront was a mass of rubble, flotsam and the twisted metal of disintegrating military outposts and at night the bedroom was beset with mosquitos. The same trip spawned the song Mare Nostrum after the refugee drownings which happened just across the water while we were there. If you like the songs, you should see my Trip Advisor comments. xx

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There's a mosquito in this room, I hear it's buzzing getting nearI hear it by the back-lit moon, I hear it's whining in my ear
There's a mosquito in this room, back and hunched above my bed
A horrid vampire in the gloom, with it's horrid dangling legs

There's a mosquito in this room and it's whine will will drive me mad
A creeping harbinger of doom, for a nightmare I'd be glad
There's a mosquito in this room, peace has withered on the vine
And a gin blossom will bloom, when he sips my blood like wine

Try and tell my bloodshot eyes, that my ears are telling lies
when I turn on the bedroom light there's nothing out there but the night

There's a mosquito in this room, like a phantom with a pin
A dirty needle stab and soon, I'll feel its hypodermic sting
There's a mosquito in this room, bouncing on my whiskey breath
Now this hotel room's a tomb, (and it's) a tiny archangel of death

Try and tell my bloodshot eyes, that my ears are telling lies
when I turn on the bedroom light there's nothing out there but the night

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released May 4, 2017
Written, performed and recorded by Allan Begg at the new house of Elvers in Faversham, Kent.

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Elvers are an alt-folk/country band founded in South London by Allan Joseph Begg and now based in Faversham, Kent.

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