"Bonny" as written by and Paddy Mcaloon....
I spend the days with my vanity

I'm lost in heaven and I'm lost to earth
Didn't give you minutes not even moments
All my life in a tower of foil
Shaded feelings, don't believe you

When you were there before my eyes
No one planned it took it for granted

I count the hours since you slipped away
I count the hours that I lie awake
I count the minutes and the seconds too
All I stole and I took from you
But Bonny don't live at home, Bonny don't live at home
Words don't hold you, broken soldiers

I count the hours since you slipped away
I count the hours that I lie awake
I count the minutes and the seconds too
All I stole and I took from you
But Bonny don't live at home, Bonny don't live at home
Words don't hold you, broken soldiers

All my silence and my strained respect
Missed chances and the same regrets
Kiss the thief and you save the rest
All my insights from retrospect
But Bonny's not coming home, Bonny don't live at home
Save your speeches, flowers are for funerals


Lyrics submitted by Bobo192, edited by mlincoln, DJDisco

"Bonny" as written by Paddy Mcaloon

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    General CommentNo one has commented? This is perhaps one of their best and most moving songs.

    The singer seems to have had a fight or falling out with Bonny: "Shaded feelings, don't believe you"

    Now Bonny is gone and the singer is counting the time and missing him and thinking about the things he owes him, stole or maybe learned ("All I stole and took from you").

    He has no way of seeing him ever again since he no longer lives at home and can't get in touch. He misses him and regrets all the missed opportunities.

    The final shock comes at the end in that he'll never have a second chance to make up for all the lost opportunities, "Save your speeches, flowers are for funerals."
    sbfisheron September 09, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General CommentPaddy's vocals on this are stunning,full of guilt and hurt.But the song is more sophisticated than a simple lost love song of 'baby come back, I screwed up' There is so much delibarate ambiguity in the lyrics. Bonny could be a noun or a verb in the context of the song.
    nusoundson May 03, 2015   Link
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    General Commenttook looking through 4 websites to find the right lyrics... i guess everyone just copies and pastes.

    correct lyrics metrolyrics.com/…
    Glaive23on September 05, 2010   Link
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    My InterpretationWithout doubt a song all about self recrimination. The subject matter could be any one of several things. A very moving song.
    Cliff3225on July 23, 2014   Link

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