"Scorn Not His Simplicity" as written by and Philip Michael Coulter....
See the child
With the golden hair yet eyes that show the emptiness inside
Do we know
Can we understand just how he feels or have we really tried

See him now
As he stands alone and watches children play a children's game
Simple child
He looks almost like the others yet they know he's not the same

Scorn not his simplicity
But rather try to love him all the more
Scorn not his simplicity
Oh no
Oh no

See him stare
Not recognising the kind face that only yesterday he loved
The loving face
Of a mother who can't understand what she's been guilty of

How she cried tears of happiness
The day the doctor told her it's a boy
Now she cries tears of helplessness
And thinks of all the things he can't enjoy

Scorn not his simplicity
But rather try to love him all the more
Scorn not his simplicity
Oh no
Oh no

Only he knows how to face the future
Hopefully surrounded by despair
He won't ask for your pity or your sympathy
But surely you should care

Scorn not his simplicity
But rather try to love him all the more
Scorn not his simplicity
Oh no
Oh no
Oh no


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    Song MeaningThis is one of the most beautifully moving songs i've heard luke kelly of the Dubliners sing. Written by the bands manager, Derry composer Phil Coulter about his first born son who was diagnosed with Down's Syndrome. Luke had so much respect for the song, he only sang it once for a television recording and rarely sang it with the Dubliners. Never fails to bring a tear to my eye...
    johndjhon April 04, 2011   Link

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