2019 in Review: Part 2

I wrote lots of music this year, but it was mainly instrumental.

I did write one song however – and I must say I had great fun writing it with my friend Con O’Meara and recording it with James McManus and some of the 2019 Teenage Theme Night gang.

For the record – here are the lyrics of the song…you can see and hear the whole song on my Facebook page here.

VERSE 1:

I dreamt a dream the other night – I couldn’t sleep a wink

My shirt got washed with something red and turned a nasty pink

The heel was falling off my shoe and my socks they wouldn’t pair

There were beer stains in my jacket and my trousers were threadbare

So I got up from under the blanket and went up to the fireplace

There was Conor McGregor and Nathan Carter and Eamonn O’Hara

And the three of them staring me in the face

And suddenly it dawned on me – the answer to all my prayers

Sure I’ll head on in to EJ – He’s been at it 25 years

CHORUS:

So how are tings we’ve got Ted Baker

Herbie Frogg and Superdry

Bugatti Gant and Remus, Ralph Lauren and Calvin Klein

As I sat there watching the videos we could never understand

Who let EJ loose around the shop with a chainsaw in his hand?

VERSE 2:

Twas in the year of ‘94 in a shop in Market Cross

Sure when EJ started out – he’d never heard of Hugo Boss

But if you wanted Boot cut Wrangler – twas the only place to go

And he needed bigger premises so he moved across the road

And then 9/11 happened  – and George Bush brought out the tanks

EJ reckoned – “World War 3” – sure I’ll buy myself a bank

He dressed Rovers and The All-Stars – and Kian Shane and Mark

And the GAA lads in 07 when they headed for Croke Park

SAD VERSE

What happened next is history – brought tears to many eyes

The recession hit poor EJ’s boat – it damn well near capsized

Then Eileen turned to him and said The Facebook’s where it’s at

So Ej went to bed that night and put on his thinking hat

He dreamt he was William Wallace riding a horse around the town

And the Pope came with his blessing when the Honda 50 hit the ground

And now EJs known around the world – from Castleconnor to Algiers

Let’s hope he keeps on dreaming for the next 25 years

CHORUS:

So how are tings we’ve got Ted Baker

Herbie Frogg and Superdry

Bugatti Gant and Remus, Ralph Lauren and Calvin Klein

As I sat there watching the videos we could never understand

Who let EJ loose around the shop with a chainsaw in his hand?