Perry Rose: Glasgow

Perry Rose: Glasgow

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Perry Rose “Glasgow” lyrics

I co-wrote a whole bunch of songs with Perry Rose over the years. He is one of Ireland’s Duffy circus clan and a brilliant multi-instrumentalist and singer.

When he talked to me about writing a song with Glasgow as the theme, I was a little bemused. I hadn’t visited Glasgow in decades. No problem, I’d give it a shot. Very quickly, it became a collage of stories from… Dublin.

It was only years later that I admitted the fraud. Perry laughed and told me that he had done pretty much the something when writing the melody. The song went on to become one of Perry’s best-known tracks, particularly popular in concert where he has done numerous arrangements. It’s probably also the high-point of our work together.

In form, it’s a classic storytelling song. In reality, I could have gone on to write many more verses.

Glasgow” and the other tracks we wrote together can be found over here: Listen to Glasgow on Spotify

Glasgow lyrics

I’m on my way to Glasgow
Glasgow is the place where my lover was born
Thought I’d have a laugh there, so I closed my door
And I sang, sang, sang until I reached the town
‘Till the plane touched down hitting the ground
Glasgow is a gas. Well, that’s what I’ve been told
Yeah, yeah, yeah

There I met the in-laws father was a teacher
And the mother was Ma
Walked her to the markets god those women are tough
And I stayed, stayed, stayed until the night came down
‘Till the boys came round out of the cold
And Glasgow can be cold. Well, that’s what I’ve been told
Yeah, yeah, yeah

“Do you still believe in rock ‘n roll?”
The driver asked me there in the cab
“The music saved my mortal soul”
The girl said at the club
“You and me we are just the same,” she made my mouth go dry
“Can you really feel the way I feel?” and on and on and on
Till the wrong seemed right, right, right
Glasgow was alright so I stayed one more night
Yeah yeah yeah

When I woke up headless, my body still in bed
Thought I’d find my way back, but walked ten miles instead
My head rang, rang, rang I felt as dry as a bone
Then I find my way, what can I say ?
Glasgow is insane so I stayed one more day
Yeah, yeah, yeah

Rose/Leahy Published by Team 4 Action

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