Mummy Told You

from by Geraldine Quinn

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Mummy told you – from the day your life began
That every inch of you is perfect – you’ll be any woman’s ideal man
There’s no one who could equal you in worth
The only lady you will ever need – is the one who gave you birth

Mummy told your school – she’d be taking legal action
It’s their fault you set the gym on fire and put Sister Therese in traction
It’s wrong to say that you’re out of control
And any teacher who may disagree will end up on the dole

She won’t anybody tell you what to do
She won’t let anyone change you
No formal education holds you down
They can’t label you dysfunctional
That gym was too combustable…
OH – no one’s gonna contain you. No one’s ever gonna shame you
Don’t you let anybody get in your way.

Now you’re a grown man – and that grown man has his needs
If your wife disdains you, no one can blame you if you go out to sow your seeds
She nags and nags when you’ve been out too long
Saying she deserves attention and respect – (beat) she’s wrong

And when she’s crying, and she says she wants to hold you
Those tear-filled eyes are nothing but lies - she’s trying to control you
She should be grateful she’s you prefer
Hey the chick you wake up next to after sex is often her (Key change)
It’s almost always her

Don’t let anybody try to run your life
You’re the king of your own time
You spend more hours at CrossFit than at home
But with thighs as wide as Redwood trees
And testes like two shrivelled peas
There’s no time for self-reflection
You have muscles that need flexin’
No - one will ever disagree and nobody’s ever gonna leave you
No - Don’t let anybody get in your way

And if anybody tries to take a stand / Then you can give them a backhand
All this talking makes your poor head ache….
And as you display your resume of macho condescension
In a brain bereft of intellect, let’s break fourth wall convention –
To stress that everything I’ve said has ironic intention…
OH – yes you’re one of the good guys.
When will everybody else realise
You won’t let anyone get in your way…

credits

from Fox Poncing, released May 17, 2017
Geraldine Quinn - vocals, backing vocals, acoustic guitar
Steven J. Hearne - electric guitars
Mark Jones - grand piano
Sonja Horbelt - drums
Tristan Courtney - bass

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Geraldine Quinn Melbourne, Australia

Geraldine Quinn is a multi-award-winning writer-actor-songwriter-rock cabaretiér. She's been nominated for 14 Green Room Awards (winning 2), 2 Melbourne Comedy Festival Golden Gibbo Awards (winning in 2011), Best Cabaret in Adelaide Fringe (2013), 2 NZ Fringe Awards (2014) and is a Moosehead Award recipient (2011 and 2014).

She's healthily enamoured of David Bowie and not at all obsessed.
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