little philip


Written: 1997
Released: 2000 on 'Cupid Is A Drunkard'



I see your little Philip now
He's tall and short with black fair hair
His deep brown blue eyes shine so bright
He skips through fields without a care
He's better since his accident
The limbs he lost have all grown back
He plays piano in a jazz quintet
With Jesus playing tenor sax


Well I wonder if you've ever stopped
To think of what you do
Or how you'd feel if it was you
Or why this happy medium
Is disinclined to tell
I see your little Philip burn in hell

I see your little Philip now
He says he's happy as can be
He sings all day out in the sun
And never needs the lavatory
He says he's glad for all you've done
He thanks you all for all you did
He says he's happy that you've come
And all for only thirty quid


Well I wonder if you've ever stopped
To think of what you do
Or how you'd feel if it was you
Or why this happy medium
Is disinclined to tell
I see your little Philip burn in hell

I see your little Philip now
He's standing here but wait what's this
He laughs at all that you believe
He spits on God and mocks the police
He can't believe how dumb you are
He flicks two fingers at you all
Oh what the hell who gives a toss
It's not your Philip after all

But Father doesn't give a damn
Just who the fucking hell I am
'Cause we talk much more since I've been dead
And Mother thinks it's very nice
Her little boy's in paradise
And not the other place instead
And my brother wants to know who'll win
The 3.15 at Kempton Park
And second and third if you please
And Grandma wrings her hands and says
He should've taken me instead
And how quickly everyone agrees


Well I wonder if you've ever stopped
To think of what you do
Or how you'd feel if it was you
Or why this happy medium
Is disinclined to tell
I see your little Philip burn
I see your little Philip burn
I see your little Philip burn in hell

© Philip Jeays 1997
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