Goodbye Mr. Green

from by Paul Liddell



Hello Mr. Blue / How are you?
You don’t look the same as you did before
I don’t know you any more

Hello Mr. Green / How’ve you been
You haven’t changed much since we met at school
I know your face but I don’t know you

Then Green said…
Well I may look the same but the boy has gone
I joined the army at twenty-one
I’ve got ringing in my ears and I can’t get rid
Can’t tell you about the things that I did

So I said…
Well I may look different but I haven’t changed
My hair fell out but I’m still the same
Soft on the outside and on the inside
I look you in the eye when I’m speaking my mind

Well it was good to see you

So give my love to your mother
And say hello to your brother

The last time I saw Mr. Green
He didn’t see me
He didn’t know who the hell I was
Just a man in the corner singing some songs
And then…
Green shouts at the singer for his favourite song
I told him I didn’t play that one
His eyes started popping like he’s out of his mind
As I spoke mine and looked in his eyes
Green’s face was frozen in a mask of derision
As I noticed a flicker of recognition
He put down his drink / He stood straight up
He didn’t look back as the door slammed shut

Well it was good to see you


from ANDELAIN, released April 24, 2015


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Paul Liddell Sunderland, UK

Paul's modern take on the 'one man band' using live loops, guitar percussion, harmonies and effects has seen him support artists such as Turin Brakes, Jon Gomm and Billy Bragg. A diverse and challenging writer with a unique voice, his live performances range from whispering intensity to a white knuckle, edge of your seat, ear splittingly glorious racket. ... more

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