Northern Soul

I went to Kentish Town last night to see an old hero of mine; John Cooper Clarke. The show was great, as expected from such a legendary wordsmith, but I was blown away by another fellow Manc I had not come across before. I was mesmerised by the flawless delivery of Mike Garry’s witty and heartfelt observations of my Northern homeland. You can’t go wrong with a guy who’s worked with New Order!

Turns out he has a blog too. Check it out. I’m off for a pie.

https://godisamanc.wordpress.com

 

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I Truly Miss My Son Today

Godisamanc's Blog

I truly miss my son today

I need to hear his name spoken aloud

I scream till I’m raucous when I’m at home alone

I sing whisper it when I’m stood in a crowd

We’ve not fallen out

We’re just miles apart

Makes me feel lost, lonely and Astray

My heart slow bleeds as my soul departs

And I truly miss my son today

I’m gonna hold that boy in these two loving arms

I’m gonna tell that boy just how his Father feels

How I’d walk across Europe and Asia in bare feet

Swim naked through the south china sea

For a moment of his beauty

For a instance of his grace

For a second of his cheeky northern charm

And I’ll tell him things I’ve never told him before

When I hold my boy in these two loving arms

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