Fathers of Western Thought continue their guest blog for the James Joyce Centre, with songs and lyrics based on A Portrait of an Artist as a Young Man. This song ‘Confession’ is based on the third chapter of the novel.

‘Confession’

Lyrics

Stephen you know, if you falI, I will come and collect you,
Stephen I’ll show, you the way, if you go to confession.

Stephen let’s go, you have sinned, now tell all in confession,
Stephen you know, if you fall, I will come to the rescue.

Come, come.

It’s not a dream, from which you’ll wake up and see me.

The past is past
This will last
It’s not a dream from which you’ll wake….

Another life
Has come to you
It’s not a dream from which you’ll wake….