East End Boy

from Disaffection by Max Eider

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Married life was tense and stale
Long before the grand betrayal
You were distant, gloomy, self-obsessed
Who else could that be? I think you've guessed

But when she died, each night in bed
You howled as if to wake the dead
I wish I'd been as deaf as you
You poisoned her - I guess you knew

And you and I were just as bad
I'd wasted all you'd never had
Broke and drunk and in a band –
Now I kind of understand

Besides, I was as harsh a judge
You hypocrite, you conformist drudge
But still the East-End boy you'd been
When forced from school at just 14

So I'm sorry old man

I wheeled you out as the sun went down
Just skin and bones in baggy brown
You sat there till your hands were numb
With cold – you knew your time had come

But you'd cried 'wolf' too many years
So keep on shouting, no one hears
At least you got a chance to say:
I told you I was ill that day

And at least we made a kind of truce
No explanation or excuse
And no more judgement, no more strife
But no more time left, no more life

The nurse said: when I get a chance
For now just let him wet his pants
Well I hope she dies in a place like this
Terrified and soaked in piss

I'm sorry old man

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from Disaffection, released October 28, 2010

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