Billy Elliot Musical Lyrics

Grandma's Song

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Grandma's Song Lyrics

    I hated the sod - for thirty-three year
    We should never have married of that I'm quite clear
    He spent the housekeeping money on whisky and beer
    And never lifted a finger
    Times were hard, but the swine rolled back pissed
    So we'd fight and he'd swing and he rarely missed
    So I'd clobber the sod when he couldn't resist:
    Asleep, you can't lift a finger.

    But we'd go dancing.., and he'd hold me tight
    He was air, He was water, He was breath, He was light
    And he would hold me there, with all his might.
    And it was bliss for an hour or so
    But then they called time to go
    And in the morning we were sober.

    O he'd drink and he'd talk just like a fool
    Lie like a bairn and snore like a mule
    Rarely was sober, pretty much was the rule
    And he never lifted a finger
    I suppose times were hard, things were different then
    Women were women and men, they were men
    Seventeen, that was it, your life ended when you had a ring around your finger.

    But we'd go dancing, he was me own Brando
    And for a moment there my heart was a-glow
    We had dust in our hair and nowhere to go
    Boo we were free for an hour or three
    From the people we had to be
    But in the morning we were sober.

    But if I went through my time again,
    Oh I'd do it without the help of men
    Or at least your Grandad
    But then again, you know
    Best not to linger

    What is the use of dreaming now?
    I had my chance, well anyhow,
    If I'd only known then what I know now
    I'd've given them all the finger

    And gone dancing, and not give a shit
    and spin around and reel and love each bit
    And I'd dance alone and enjoy it
    And I'd be me for an entire life
    Instead of somebody's wife
    and I never would be sober
    And I never would be sober