Monday, 2 January 2012

Misery Monday Part 8 - Kirsty Macoll

Misery Monday this week comes from Kirsty Macoll's Titanic Days , sometimes referred to as her divorce lp.

It was written (with  Mark Nevin) and recorded during the break up of her marriage to Steve Lillywhite who was at the time also her producer.

A song so personal that at the time Kirsty couldn't bring herself to include it on the lp and gave it to Eddi Reader instead.

A lyric devastating in its simplicity, it eventually surfaced on the 2 disc re release

Oh dear John
I hate to be the one to break the news
But it's concerning me and you
This is the letter no-one ever wants to write
You may not believe me but it's the hardest thing I've ever done
My eyes see other glories
Other dreams and other stories
And I want to live before I die

Dear John
Ten years on
I still dream and we still hesitate
The passion's all but gone

Oh dear John
Seems we have a bad day every day
I want to sleep my life away
This is the letter no-one ever wants to read
And though it hurts like hell
It may be what you need to tell you
I never wanted to be cruel
But I'm so tired of being the strong one
And I don't always have the energy
And you always leave it up to me
Dear John

My eyes have seen the glory
There's more to life than my life story
And I'll probably never find him
But I have to keep on looking
And I'm very very sorry dear John

Dear John - Kirsty Macoll


  1. Love Kirsty Macoll , so many great songs .

  2. Totally agree Jay - only really got into her when she appeared every week on the French amd Saunders show playing tracks form Kite


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