Lidl Briton

by Matthew James Crutchlow

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A young boy tries to keep his family together as his mum struggles to let go of the past. All profits from downloads and streaming of this single will go to support the young carers work of the UK charity Barnardo's.

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Lidl Briton

No I never left home young,
Seems more like home left me.
Took a dad I never knew,
Left me and mum with not much glue to hold us tight.

She took to bed, the bills built up.
I pawned the telly, the washer, even the rabbit hutch.
I washed our clothes in the kitchen sink,
Still them at school say I stink.
At just 12 years old, life’s a soiled and heavy load.

And when she gets the demons in her head
And disappears for days I leave some dry toast by her bed,
To soak up the longing, to prove I’m still here.
Oh I know those demons come and go
And when she says she hates me I can make believe that it’s not so.
I’ll never fight with her though,
I’ve still got some glue, if she’d only come and hold me tight.

The council sent some men again.
I told the mother not to let them in.
I wear my clothes until they dry.
No one can say that I don’t try.
At just 12 years old, I feel tired, alone and cold.

And when she gets the demons in her head
And disappears for days I leave some dry toast by her bed,
To soak up the longing, to prove I’m still here.
Oh I know those demons come and go
And when she says she hates me I can make believe that it’s not so.
I’ll never fight with her though,
I’ve still got some glue, if she’d only come and hold me tight.

Deepti Bulsara provides the Urdu mantra, by way of Faiz Ahmad Faiz.
It loosely means:

I am love at every step. I have a garden of flowers in my heart.

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released October 28, 2016

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Matthew James Crutchlow London, UK

London songwriter and philanthropist.

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