Marginal Man (Live)

by Lach

fan club exclusive


"One day I hope to put out my piano album. I would need a really nice piano correctly mic'd and I only have a old, rickety piano in my flat and the studios with the good pianos are mega-expensive...but now that some of you have begun to join my Fan Club here on Bandcamp that dream is looking a little bit closer to becoming a reality Thanks! In the meantime, here's one of my piano tunes recorded live at Sidewalk Cafe in NYC." - Lach


released September 19, 2016

Lach - Piano/Vocals



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Lach Edinburgh, UK

Lach, founder of the Antifolk movement and star of BBC Radio 4's The Lach Chronicles.

‘Beat-punk-unplugged joy!’-The Guardian UK

‘Splendid! Best of it's kind!’- Mojo

‘Incredibly bright, influential, funny, poetic.’-Suzanne Vega

‘Best punk guitarist since Johnny Ramone.’-Billy Ficca of Televis
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Track Name: Marginal Man
Marginal Man

You always did the right thing
So why is everything so wrong?
Hung your hat on the right hook
But took the wrong one home

You always did your homework
You kept your grades up high
You were valedictorian and you
Made your parents cry

And the girl that you married looks fine at office parties
And the kids you had were all born looking thirty
And the life you had planned is just what you have
Still you feel unnecessary like a marginal man

One day on a sales trip you realize where you are
In front of the old house get out of the car
At the door they talk politely and ask you to come in
Though the wife she mumbles something like, “You can’t go home again”

And their kid sits studying a computer screen
He starts to tell you what all the buttons mean
And you want to grab him and throw him into the street
And tell him to start running before it’s too late