SOME SONGS ARE GREAT SHORT STORIES (Chapter 33)

A GUEST POSTING by flimflamfan

The final track on the You Are My Sister e.p. (CD 2, Oct, 2005. Rough Trade), Paddy’s Gone makes for the shortest of stories; 8 lines of lyric repeated 3 times to astonishing effect.

My wrists hurt
My heart’s empty
Paddy’s gone
For a long time
Loved that man
Scared without him
Paddy’s gone
For a long time

The sense of loss and longing is palpable throughout (as then) Mr Hegarty’s vocal delivery aches to be heard.

Despite the subject matter the song remains one that lifts my mood and has done so on many occasions. I believe it to be something of a hypnotic gem.

mp3 : Antony & The Johnsons – Paddy’s Gone

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