for freddie


who'd have thought dear old freddie that I could love you
my being was caught in some net that you threw
as the land rovers whined and the gravel chips flew
and the bottles you binned were all empty

the girls in the convent were virgins you know
you thought that the nuns were like driven black snow
your wife kicked your soul but she just wouldnt go
and your answer to that was to smash her

i remember the nights when you drank all the gin
and the fishermen watched as you cried in your sin
and I was the only one you'd allow in
where your shame and your secrets were rooted

you were small you were fat youd a mind like a blade
but humanity cringed in your innards afraid
so what vampires beset you what dragons you slayed
when your first-born was drowned at geneva

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