"Happy As Annie" as written by and Cathal Kerrigan Alfie Ambrose....
On September 3rd 2003
I was softly touched by a warm summer breeze
There were blue tits flocking and swerving
My accuracy is quite unnerving

I stole into a burnt, orange field
Which once was green, but lost its zeal
To prance and dance and sing around
Which is not condoned in the centre of town

Children please beware!
I'm choked with fear
Oh children please beware!
I'm choked with fear
(repeat)

And as I crunched those crispy leaves
I walked towards a shaded tree
To find a young girl lying there
Drifting off without a care

Her face was covered by a straw hat
'Happy as Larry' and all of that
When I shouted out to wake her up
She was skipping school in the burning hot

Children please beware!
I'm choked with fear
Oh children please beware!
I'm choked with fear
(repeat)

And as I tried to get her to speak
I realised that she was not asleep
I moved her hat to find that her face was grey
Her knickers wrapped around her ankles
It's not funny!

Children please beware!
I'm choked with fear
Oh children please beware!
I'm choked with fear
(repeat)

Swamped with fear...
Drown in fear...




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"Happy as Annie" as written by Cathal Kerrigan Alfie Ambrose

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    General CommentThis is about Edward finding a dead girl, who's been raped.
    allyphanon May 31, 2006   Link
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    General CommentYep got it on the head there, the picture I paint of it is that Edd is being a happy loner on a sunny day, about to prace and dance in the hay, when he sees a girl and shouts her but she does stay. Its such a happy song which sets the start mood but everything gos so wrong!

    choked with fear
    swamped with fear
    drown in fear

    Makes Edd's life seem quite fairlytale, just like his other songs such as On Sussex Downs, then things get quite odd and dark when we hear Edwould.
    simplexon June 08, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThis is my happy song..
    tommyhaychon September 27, 2006   Link
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    General Commenta view inspired by the single cover, but i think edward casts himself as something of a romantic poet, revelling in the perfection of his verse, and goes into self parody - "my accuracy it's quite unnerving" etc...
    just the way he goes oh its so lovely, isnt it brilliant? oh no shes dead! and then desperately tries to get us to share his apparent pain. mocks romanticism a bit, its a welcome twist
    daveknockson October 26, 2006   Link
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    General Commentwhat a weird but brilliant song
    freakystyleyon December 02, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI heard that this was a modernizing of the Rimbaud’s poem 'Asleep in the Valley', which seems to stands up to scrutiny. A very contented match combining words such as those with such a contrasting sound.
    WaitingForAbsurdon February 21, 2007   Link
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    General CommentIt is a very romantic picture:
    "I was softly touched by a warm summer breeze
    There were blue tits flocking and swerving
    My accuracy is quite unnerving "
    But life is not wonderful like this, girls getting raped and killed happens. And he wants to protect the children, but it's not that easy so he has to settle with warning them.
    ePilgrimageon March 24, 2007   Link
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    General CommentIt's such a confusing song, with the tune and most part of the imagery is very happy, but then there's the last line about realising the girl he's found was raped and killed...
    knifecollectionon April 03, 2007   Link
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    General Commenthow happy is larry?
    sedativeon May 06, 2007   Link
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    General Commenti think this song is kind of about how fast childhood/naivete passes, and how as you get older, you realize that things arent as innocent as they seem...

    lovely song!
    limeyfishon June 08, 2007   Link

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