"My First Born For A Song" as written by and Dave Brian Geraghty Paul Anthony Noonan....
Somewhere in this sea of Club Milks
Tea and ashtrays
There is a song
I'm in the crow's nest with binoculars
Just waiting for one to come along
I've seen the flare so I know it's there
It has me tied up at a rate of knots
No navigation, global position
Just me and this midnight oil

So take me to your king
I hear he's the man to see
And I will cross his palm

My first born for a song

Somewhere in this froth
And howling wind
There's something worth singing
Climb into the attic to write me a classic
But it's not happening
It's just Christmas up here
Between the phone calls
And text messages
The air must be thick with words
But not between us
Shoulder to grindstone
Switching to manual
Keep the head down
And I'll see you at the end

So take me to your king
I hear he's the man to see
And I will cross his palm

My first born for a song


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"My First Born for a Song" as written by Dave Brian Geraghty Brian Patrick Crosby

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    General Commenti think it's: And I will cross his path.

    Love this song haha I want a club milk now!
    Gnilsiaon March 27, 2008   Link
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    General CommentActually, I think it is "cross his palm", and, despite the song title, I think what follows is "my first born with a song." As in, this is the exchange he's making with the king, you know?
    narcissus_ton May 02, 2008   Link
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    Song MeaningIt's definitely 'my first born for a song' and 'cross his palm' - the story going throughout the whole song is that he has writer's block & can't seem to get a song together:

    || Somewhere in this froth
    || And howling wind
    || There's something worth singing
    || Climb into the attic to write me a classic
    || But it's not happening

    Cross his palm - as in, offer him a bribe & he'll give up his first born - in other words, he'd give anything to break his drought & get a song down.

    Writing a song about not being able to write a song - genius.

    D

    another-daveon January 30, 2009   Link
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    General CommentNoonan is a genious song writer anyway. So many funny little bits in his songs, some literature references but I love "climb into the attic to write me a classic/but its not happening, its just christmas up here".
    Another eg. is in "Next to you" "a little all over the shop/like those holy souvenirs from Knock/that come all the way from China"..brilliant.
    CathW06on December 15, 2010   Link

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