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I Can't F​*​cking Stand Myself

from Canary Wharf: the Rock Opera - The Music by Nicole Skeltys

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I can’t fucking believe my stupidity
The market’s invisible hand
Down my trousers all my life
Every ambition I’ve had
Proving something to my Dad
Now I’ll struggle to get by

Where is the enemy?
Is it inside of me?
Or is it simply
The 1%?

I can’t fucking feel, it’s dead inside of me
Everything I had
I’ve blown it on that deal
And now there’s nothing left
Of the executive safety net
The fund’s crashed with me behind the wheel.

Where is the enemy
Is it the economy?
Or does it belong to
The 1%?

Ruth will surely leave me
Helen speaks the truth
Maybe she’ll redeem me if I ask

I can’t fucking stand inner conflict anymore
Park my conscience at the door
On my way to work each day
All I made was money
Short-term profit’s all I’m worth
Will Helen take me anyway?

Make it all go away
Make me go away

Fuck it


from Canary Wharf: the Rock Opera - The Music, released April 11, 2023
Music written & performed by: Mark Gardiner, Nicole Skeltys
Vox: Andrew Coates
Harmonica: Robin Hemmings
Additional drum programming: Mat Watson
Mix: Simon Polinksi
Master: Jon Astley


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Nicole Skeltys Melbourne, Australia

Nicole Skeltys has released 12 albums in styles ranging from electronica, indie, psychedelia and folk rock. This page hosts all her releases after her giddy B(if)tek and Artificial late ‘90s/ early noughties doofin’ days - these early techno releases have their own Bandcamp pages. ... more

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