Mistakes Our Parents Made

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[Victor Jr.]

I’ve been looking at the Facebook page
Of the girl who doesn’t know she’s my sister
Slightly stalking her on FourSquare
Contrived to bump into her somewhere

I started off with a game
“I bet I can guess your name”
And she looked scared when I got it right first time

I said
“It’s not what you think, but can I buy a drink?
I promise I’m not the murdering kind...”

[Molly Jr.]

Give me a moment to adjust to the change
To a world in which I now have a brother.
Before you shanghai me to be your shrink
I think you owe me another drink...

[Victor Jr.]

My mum says I have his eyes
I think she’s trying to be nice
But I feel like she’s cursing my future

[Molly Jr.]

You think because you’re his kid
You’ll mess up just like he did?
Or are you trying to store up excuses?

[Victor Jr.]

I can’t know who I am from half a history
Am I worth the amount my father paid?
My life began at conception in an alleyway
I am just a mistake my parents made.

[Molly Jr.]

If self-pity was a currency
I’d make you buy drinks for everyone in here

[Victor Jr.]

This isn’t how I meant this talk to go
There’s just so many things I want to know
And I was hoping perhaps
That you could fill in the gaps?

[Molly Jr.]

What makes you think that I’ll have all the answers?
Victor got some things wrong
But so does everyone
I wasn’t old enough to even remember

I’m the daughter of a ‘disgraced local dignitary’
Maybe you should be grateful for your blank slate?
Try living life with gossip for your history
In the shadow of a mistake your parents made

[Victor Jr.]

In the end I think my mother chose
To seek a simple life over perfection
You can end up losing all your hair
Trying to make every last thing fair

[Molly Jr.]

Your mum says you have his eyes
I think she’s probably right
At least as far as I can tell from the pictures
But even if that is true
It would still be up to you
To decide that your life will be different

[Both]

Our births were an announcement
Not a prophecy
We are more than just strands of DNA
You cannot write a life story
In only A C G and T
We are not the mistakes our parents made

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from The Signal and the Noise, released June 4, 2012
Vocals by Liz Hunt

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Andrew Paul Regan Wales, UK

Formerly known as Pagan Wanderer Lu, Andrew Paul Regan is a songwriter from South Wales who owns a computer.

His new work under his own name continues the tradition of witty, wise songwriting, catchy tunes and playful experimentation.

New album 'Dinas Powys' released 21/11/2013

See also: paganwandererlu.bandcamp.com
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