LOVE SONG #255 (Paul O’Brien)

 

I SAT DOWN TO WRITE YOU A LOVE SONG

I SWORE THAT I’D FINISH, THIS TIME

I SAT DOWN TO WRITE YOU A LOVE SONG

TO REMIND ME OF THE TIME THAT YOU WERE MINE

 

Strange each time I let my heart speak

It always seems to turn out western-style

Could it be I’m really am a culchie?

A cowboy from the Emerald Isle

 

Remember we danced at the crossroads?

Swinging to the beat of Paddy-Joe

Sneaking off to the bushes

To a place where accordions can’t go

 

We used to go to hear the show-bands

To see Big Tom and Johnny McEvoy

But you put me off me bacon and me cabbage

The night you went and said goodbye

 

I went to see you in Dublin

You had a one roomed flat out in Rathgar

I seen you chatting up the tourists

And drinking pints of wine in Temple Bar