Dear Barry

Dear Barry

wobbie wobbit's picture



Liner Notes: 


Dear Barry
I am your biggest fan
I got posters of you on my wall
in fact you cant see the wall at all
you are my favourite man
i love the way your hair looks
i have got both of your books

that picture of you with champagne
the huge grin on your face
barry i think you are ace
where you're leaning into the chicane
on your 500 cc machine
i love you mr sheene

tell me what do you call your cats?
how many have you got?
i know that you have a lot
i have got 2 of your hats
with suzuki and a donald duck
and a number 7 for luck

that photo of your big crash
then on traction in a hospital bed
and your leathers all in shreds
that really was quite a smash
i am on traction too
fell off my bike pretending to be you

the nurses just went to the shop
got a poster to put on the ceiling
they know how i find you appealing
they knew it would cheer me up
you are my absolute hero
but now i have got to go

I will be watching when you're next on the track
i hope that you will win
and i can see your cheeky grin
Barry will you please write back
all my friends say that you won't
they bet me 50p that you don't

so as i look at my poster above
sending you lots of love

Please keep your comments respectful, honest, and constructive. Please focus on the song and not the demo.


Sw1n3flu's picture

How cool! You certainly have knack for original songs Wobbie, really enjoyed it.

coolparadiso's picture

great song about a real legend! spent a lot of time out here! his adverts are still legendery here. sadly misssed but well done you

Jibbidy34's picture

Oh this was a hoot! Clever writing here - totally got across the adoring fan mail. I haven’t actually heard of Barry Sheene - oh deary me am I uncultured? Probably! Biggrin

OdilonGreen's picture

I very much liked this real-life story! It wonderfully captured the feel of a heartfelt fan letter, and the return letter was the perfect coda. I also liked the hints of darkness - the reference to nurses, and presumably a hospital and illness - made all the more affecting by Mr. Sheene's own death by cancer. It all adds a level of real tragedy to the facially upbeat music and words. Very clever / meta, and very well done!

cts's picture

Awww, what a very nice endearment, Wobbie. While I was listening, I kept thinking about Evel Knievel. Your wording is clever (practically always) and you've got such a touch with composing original tunes. Never would have given this Barry person any thought, but you've now brought him to the forefront! Bravo!

headfirstonly's picture

This is so sweet - I'm sitting here with a goofy grin on my face. Barry was a total legend.

Klaus's picture

This is very well done for such a short time. The story has a nice dramatical arc. The bit about being "in traction too" is really endearing and possibly offers some psychological insights into the level of genuine devotion. This is a nasta song. Wink

3tdoan's picture

Skirmish?! This story made me smile bigly, especially the copycat motorbike smash, wahaha. Also as a intense fangirl weirdo meself, this cuts a little close to home Biggrin

elliottlawrence's picture

Super clever lyrics, a little obsessive and very funny. I enjoyed this one Smile

Fuzzy's picture

Well I had to look up this Barry Sheene fellow, so now I get this song.
I'm loving these lyrics; they seem so lighthearted and happy, but there's a real note of obsession and desperation peeping through.
Really well done, Wobbie!

coolparadiso's picture

i was drawn back to this! How cool would this be as a video!

DeannaSweidel's picture

Never heard of Barry, but I could picture the adventures while listening. Nice one