Being Bill Cosby

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In my plot-driven life
With a Spiderman motorbike
I buy my own weight
In batteries
Just to keep my home at peace

The days of the week
Recur like a drum machine
But the boys bring a life [note change to line break]
And a circus of affection to the house
And bull’s-eye certainty
To how I hope to spend my life expectancy

Stooping to clean
Beans from a DVD
Try to explain
That we don’t stuff tuna in our trains

Get help from my wife
But I snap at her make her cry
Instantly wrong
But then tiredness has a temper of its own
And its range is close and deep
I wonder if it’s changing or just revealing me

Thought I’d be a mix
Of Bill Cosby and Atticus Finch
Turns out the kids are the ones
With the formative influence
They’re finally quiet
Sleeping with zips for eyes
When you work out that life
Is as simple and difficult as it looks
And has no steady state
A day can drag but a year can just evaporate


from Dictionary Crimes, released September 14, 2012



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Mumblin Deaf Ro Dublin, Ireland

Mumblin’ Deaf Ro is a Dublin-based songwriter who has released three albums to date. Ro's third album 'Dictionary Crimes' was released by Popical Island in September 2012. The album decsribes what it is like to be part of a family. It was selected as Irish album of the year by Nialler9 and the Irish Independent and was nominated for the Choice Music prize for album of the year. ... more

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