To Be a Dad  
    (Difford/Tilbrook) 
     
      I lost the children 
      But they can be found 
      Home in a red house just across town 
      Sitting in boxes 
      Of opened up toys 
      Watching The Simpsons 
      And making some noise 
      I lost the children 
      But they're in great hands 
      When I cook the dinners 
      Right out of tin cans 

      I lost the children 
      And I have to pay 
      Some heavy duty on life everyday 
      Cupboards need filling 
      With deadlines to meet 
      Here in my cheque book 
      My fountain pen weeps 
      I should be thankful 
      And thankful am I 
      I went to the cleaners 
      And came back with my life 

      For a moment it all looked so grim 
      It looked like I would not get a thing 
      For a moment it all looked so sad 
      But now itís so good to be a dad 

      I lost the children  
      They haven't lost me 
      We're still together and happy to be 
      Out in the summer 
      On beaches in parks 
      Home in the winter and up with the larks 
      I should be thankful  
      And thankful am I 
      I went to the cleaners 
      And came back with my life 

      From pushchairs to games of football 
      My back was against every wall 
      For a moment it all looked so sad 
      But now it's so good to be a dad 

      For a moment it all looked so grim 
      It looked like I would not get a thing 
      For a moment it all looked so sad 
      But now itís so good to be a dad 

      I lost the children 
      They haven't lost me

      (c) 1998


  • Chords
  • FROM THE ALBUM: Domino.
  • Debuted on Glenn's spring 1998 solo tour of the UK.