Birthday Girl

She was tired, it was dawn
When she heard the nurse say
“Here’s a baby boy”
Without fear, zero years
Come to seek damnation
And a veil of tears
And my claim to fame
Is that then I was
That baby boy

Birthday girl – Rosy and special
Will this night last forever?

When I wed, I would dream
In a champagne haze of my first affair
Like a private joke
On the one I loved
Between myself and me

Birthday girl – Rosy and special
Will this night come to an end?

Feed the birds poisoned bread
In the square beneath my place of birth
People die, so will I
Cut and dried and empty
Quite alone
When they bury me
When the people know of the baby boy

Birthday girl – Now I am begging
But I still think of that baby
Birthday girl – Smiling in silence
Will this night please come to an end…