Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Lyricist Sons

By the time I was 5 or 6 years old, I was writing song lyrics with some regularity. Edison and Peter, my oldest boys at not-quite 7 and 5, respectively, have made up song lyrics in the past. But yesterday is the first time I can remember either of them writing the lyrics down. Eddie wrote his lyrics first, and Peter wrote some lyrics immediately thereafter. I now present them to you, as they were written, followed by my translation into standardized (i.e. correctly-spelled) English.

I died because you clipped off my skin,
And now all I am is a skeleton! And a skull!
You sawed off my skin
And now all I am is a skeleton and a skull!
Ohh! Ohh!
All I am is a skeleton!
Ohhhh! Ohhhh!

I was a normal person
Somebody took me and put me into something
And turned me into Freak
All I am is Freak

I don’t think my own lyrics were quite so dark at this age…

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