What You Want and What You Get

from by Paddy Garrigan and The Stroller Priests

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What You Want & What You Get by Paddy Garrigan and The Stroller Priests

Jack Power's last wife left, he blew himself up in his shed
Now he's got a crater on the moon
James Joyce dismantled English writing Finnegans' Wake
Now he's Dublin's tourist trail every June
Now, it's hard to eat your just desserts and smile to keep 'em down
When there's one hard fact we'd all like to forget:
It makes fuck all difference if you know what you want
What you want is never what you get

I prayed each night to Jesus, and his little ghostly friend,
I ended up with no belief in God
I prayed to Father Christmas every Christmas of my life
I didn't want a single thing I got
I tried to pray to anyone who'd listen to my prayers
I stuck in my head and gargled in the font
You should all know better than to ask what I got:
What I got was never what I want

The way things are is never how you might want them to be
It's up to you to want the life you own
It's up to you to take the little pieces, make them fit
Put the jigsaw back where jigsaws shouldn't go
It's up to you to take your life and turn it around
To exercise the fullness of your powers
All your expectations can be easily met,
All you've got to do is make them lower

All your expectations can be easily met
Sixty more born every single hour

From the album 'I Jumped Ship', released 29 April 2016.


from I Jumped Ship, released April 29, 2016
Recorded, engineered and mixed by Darren Leadsom
Produced by Darren Leadsom, Ben McCabe and Paddy Garrigan (but mostly by Darren Leadsom)
Words and music by Paddy Garrigan (c) 2016
Horn arrangements by Ben McCabe and performed by The Burst Horns

Songs performed and arranged by Paddy Garrigan and the Stroller Priests, who are:
Paddy Garrigan - Vocals, Guitars
Ben McCabe - Backing Vocals, Drums
Darren Leadsom - Bass Guitar, Backing Vocals

Find us at www.strollerpriests.com


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Paddy Garrigan and The Stroller Priests UK

Paddy Garrigan and the Stroller Priests are a three piece band from Ulverston and Lancaster.
Alt-folk/rock. Story songs with great melodies,
wig outs and pleasant squawks. Sea monsters, James Joyce, the afterlife, Dad’s
Army, stoned freaks in the town centre and the universe blues are just some of what awaits the listener, set to a soundtrack grunge, rock’n’roll, mandolin dub and guitar heroics.
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