Guest Blog: Fathers of Western Thought

Fathers of Western Thought continue their guest blog for the James Joyce Centre, with songs and lyrics based on Dubliners.

 

‘A Bad Day’   (‘A Little Cloud’)

A Bad Day (A Little Cloud) by fathersofwesternthought12
 
Lyrics
Don’t get angry with me daddy
It’s not my fault, that you had, a bad day.

Don’t start thinking that you could do better
Cos I think, that you are, trying, in your own way.

Don’t get angry with me daddy
It’s not my fault, that you had, a bad day.

Don’t get jealous, from little, stories
Cos I see, a different, future, if you stay.

Don’t get angry with me daddy
It’s not your fault, that you had, a bad day.

 

‘Bernard Bernard’ (‘Counterparts’)
Bernard Bernard (Counterparts) by fathersofwesternthought12
 
Lyrics
In no case shall the said Bernard Bodley be….
Bernard Bernard….
Bernard Bodley be…

How strange…

In no case shall the said watch-chain be sold for less than six sweet shillings…
Bernard Bernard….
Bernard Bodley be…

How strange…

In no case shall the said man attempt another attack….
Bernard Bernard…
Bernard Bodley be…

How strange…

In no case shall said man be beaten by boy…
Boy beats man….
Man beats boy….
Bernard Bernard…
Bernard Bodley be…..

‘Always Alone’ (‘Clay’)
Always Alone (Clay) by fathersofwesternthought12
 
Lyrics
When I go out
I’ll buy some things
For all the kids
They took me in.

When I go out
Go on the tram
The gentleman
Knows what I am.

I’ve been deceived
I cannot see
Anyway out
For someone like me.

Under achieved
I’ll always be
Someone who looks
At others marry.

Always alone, Always alone.

When they were kids
No arguments
Gave them the love
A mother would give.

Then they grew up
Had their own kids
Still I don’t know
What the problem is.

I’ll play a game
Play with the kids
Something went wrong
Don’t know what it is.

I’ll sing a song
Sing on my own
Destined to be
Always alone.

Always alone, Always alone.

Always, always, always….

 

‘Impossible’ (‘A Painful Case’)
Impossible (A Painful Case) by fathersofwesternthought12
 
Lyrics
We cannot give ourselves
We are our own.
Every bond
Is a bond to sorrow.

Love between man and man is impossible.
Love between man and woman is impossible.

The train was going slowly
He thought her hand touched his
He realised that she was dead
She had ceased to exist…

Love between man and woman is impossible…

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