This Modern Life

She wakes up every morning and she checks her mobile phone
With those all-important messages she doesn’t feel alone
She updates her latest status on the social network sites
And then checks her online calendar for what she’s doing tonight
And her husband checks his email on the laptop in the lounge
Whilst she’s making her own breakfast, BBC in the background
Telling stories of the horrors of some Middle Eastern war
And they both ignore what’s happening as they head out of the door

Leading separate lives
Living in reckless denial
The cotillion of strife
In this modern life, this life

He walks into the office with a feeling of regret
As the memories of the previous night come flooding through his head
When they left that late night meeting, he went straight out to a bar
Then he put away too many beers and had to leave the car
And the text message he later sent through double JD eyes
At 2.15 this morning didn’t go down well with the wife
But he’s got to unwind somehow and he has to let off steam
As he works towards that future with the woman of his dreams

And their perfect life
Living in reckless denial
The cotillion of strife
In this modern life, this life

The desperation lingers
As time slips away through grasping fingers
This bleak frustration stays
As they crawl their way through another wasted day

Of this perfect life
Living in reckless denial
The cotillion of strife
In this modern life, this life

She strolls into the leisure centre with a sense of shame
And she just can’t help but think that somehow she’s the one to blame
For another day that started with a silence in the air
Does he stay out late because he thinks she never shows she cares?
Yes they really need a holiday, the two of them abroad
But the hints that she’s been dropping always seem to be ignored
All those nights out with the girls have left her having second thoughts
But she knows deep down it’s all ok as long as they’re not caught

Leading separate lives
Living in reckless denial
The cotillion of strife
In this modern life, this modern life

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