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Mistakes Our Parents Made

from The Signal and the Noise by Andrew Paul Regan

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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


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


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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