By Eoghan O’Reilly
The Bottlewash Rag Flek-O'Reilly
The night that you left me I didn’t sleep a wink
But hey, just wait a minute! It isn’t what you think
I couldn’t sleep for all the noise that was going on
Of the neighbours celebrating when they found out you were gone
My shirts are washing whiter, my flowers are in bloom
Even the cats outside my window sing in tune,
Got no need for changin’, I’m happy as I am
Since you’re not at home I’m such a home lovin’ man
I’m stepping out!
Like a blind man who can see
Breath the air of liberty
Each days an open door
And everything looks brighter than before
You pushed me further than my patience could endure
You took me lower than I’ve ever been before.
Times I felt so torn up I nearly lost my mind
But now my sun is rising and I’ve left it all behind
No time for howling at the moon
‘Cos the future’s looking rosier than June.
I'm steppin' out!