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Only Joking

from Late Developer by Rhatigan

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02 Only Joking..... the dark side of sibling rivalry....


Only Joking (S Rhatigan/J Morrison ©)

Remember I made you eat crab apple and you were sick for a week
Then I stuffed your sucky up the chimney till you cried for a week
Then I killed your canary with the hair dryer
And I kicked you just to see you bruise
Purple and blue

I was only joking my dear
Didn’t mean to hurt you all those years
Thought that they were really laughter tears
I was only joking my dear

Remember I told every one you went all the way with that fella from Artane
All the blokes shouted ‘seven stars’ when we were on our way to Mass with ma
Then to make matters worse when you blushed
I called you beetroot and tomato head
Purple and red

I was only Joking…

Remember I borrowed your favourite jeans took them in and cut them at the seams so they’d fit me
You went ballistic when I called your boyfriend canker head and made ashtrays from your Bread records
Oh well what the hell
You got your own back
Purple and black

I was only joking…


from Late Developer, released April 22, 2012
Written by Suzanne Rhatigan and John Morrison ©. Guitar Vocals Harmonica and noise Suzanne, Bass John Morrison, Drums Bryn Burrows. Recorded and mixed by Charlie Francis.


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Suzanne Rhatigan Dublin, Ireland

Check Suzanne's blog 'Fifty Greatest Misses' for more songs and stories

Following her debut album on imago, To Hell With Love Suzanne and bass player John Morrison formed Rhatigan and released Late Developer Org.
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