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Agony Column

Dearest Maybelene,
when I touch goats my knees go weak, I go all gooey.
Dearest Maybelene,
will you tell me the truth, am I normal?

Agony column, agony column.

Dearest Maybelene,
I feel inadequate in my dream to be a wardrobe.
Dearest Maybeblene,
will you tell the truth, am I normal?

(Chorus)

Change your deodorant, have a bath,
hide your teeth when you laugh,
he's after your body, I can tell,
he doesn't like you coz you smell!

(Chorus)

Dearest Maybelene,
I feel inadequate in my dream to be John Hedgecock.
Dearest Maybelene,
will you tell me the truth, am I normal?

(Chorus x 2)

©1978 Henry Essence

anderson from henry essence

This track had some swearing in it, like a lot of our tracks. Swearing was a form of breaking out in the punk days. If you could swear in day-to-day conversation, why couldn't you use contemporary (gutter) language in your song lyrics? It seems petty today with our 'Explicit Lyrics' sticker get out clause, but then it was difficult to express your emotion with such words, even if it was schoolboy level.

Listen to Agony Column by Henry Essence here