Golden Handcuffs

by The Sherpas

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From the comfy confines in the daylight of daily work
I can almost get by without even touching the surface of my skull
Staring in the window black jeans eyes almost shut
If I did this for a lifetime even death wouldn’t be a punctuation mark.

Calling from home I’ll tell my boss I'm not well
Call sick the right to fail to fall to love

Got a chance to do something better
Got a chance to break golden handcuffs

Up the steps you keep stepping up as you climb up to the throne
A hot air balloon there is hot in in you it's all a bit toy town
We’re not star crossed we never get dispossessed
We’re just working forever

Selling things then wedding rings is not right for me
I could lose myself in a vacuum with a little bit of money


released September 20, 2015
Words by Pierre Roxon
Music by The Sherpas

The Sherpas are

Ben Milverton
Chris Tilke
Jake Daniel
JJ Williams
Pierre Roxon

Artwork photograph - Nick Courtney
Design and layout - Pierre Roxon



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The Sherpas Exeter, UK

The Sherpas combine charming vocals, tuneful melodies and energetic guitar riffs to produce a wall of sound that is all their own. Reminiscent of 80’s bands such as Orange Juice, Haircut 100 and A Certain Ratio, The Sherpas are putting groove and funk into British indie. ... more

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