A MInor Ballad
As my daughter was with the dentist, I read a magazine article about a rich guy - and a not particularly likable one - and his rough upbringing.
I've been having real trouble with lyrics lately, so even though I don't write many dark or sad songs, when the first verse came to me I wrote it into my phone right there in the waiting room.
When he was 10 his parents died
Hand in hand and side by side
He found the bodies – and he never cried
Looked me in the eye to see how I’d react
As he told the tale so matter of fact
About his parents’ suicide pact
They drank from a jug that had no label
Dad passed out first at the kitchen table
Mom turned on the gas oven while she was still able
He said there’s a lesson quite direct
That’s the cause – I made my own effect
The sun did set and he left me alone to reflect
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