Sunday, November 22, 2009

On The Road To Birmingham

I was in London yesterday dropping off my painting for the Sue Ryder charity's Art Liberating Lives exhibition. Fingers are now crossed. Today it's Birmingham and a collection of work from the R.B.S.A. Gallery with Jean Briers. Here are the words to a song that was in my head this morning when I awoke. The music is, magically, rather like Bicycle Race by Queen, partly because I fell asleep thinking of the concept of a song that crossed Mama Mia with Bicycle Race. Lo and behold, the tune and words were in my head when I awoke. Mama Mia by Abba is psychologically connected to Birmingham for convoluted reasons!

On The Road To Birmingham

Look at the road and look at the street.
look at the people from the seat
of our amazing day.
See all the fountains, factories.
See all the stray cats and the bees
going about their way.

We're on the road to Birmingham
excitement on the way.
We're on the road to Birmingham today.
We're on the road to Birmingham
the cars are rushing by.
We're on the road to Birmingham the sky
is full of joy.
Joy.
Joy!

Going to see my auntie Jean
and uncle Tom and cousin Bean
in their amazing shed.
Going to wear their ginger wigs
and dance a few perverted jigs
or have a drink instead.

We're on the road to Birmingham
excitement on the way.
We're on the road to Birmingham today.
We're on the road to Birmingham
the cars are rushing by.
We're on the road to Birmingham the sky
is full of joy.
Joy.
Joy!

Going to stand in tartan shoes
see all the sights and feel the blues
painting the buildings grey.
And in the evening we'll go out
tweak any nose and run about.
What a fantastic day!

We're on the road to Birmingham
excitement on the way.
We're on the road to Birmingham today.
We're on the road to Birmingham
the cars are rushing by.
We're on the road to Birmingham the sky
is full of joy.
Joy.
Joy!

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