Sister and Brother

All those doubters have just disappeared,
Some of those things happened — like you feared,
But washed away by the empire that you built,
Do you recall any guilt?

Things turned out good for Sister and Brother,
Unsure Teenage Mum became a beautiful mother.

Whispers in the playground just memories,
You turned your back, took up your duties,
Teenage Mum, it’s now ten years on,
It’s a brand-new world — the old one’s gone.

That’s why I say …

Things turned out good for Sister and Brother,
Unsure Teenage Mum became a beautiful mother.

All those who talk when you don’t make a sound,
Look at who you need when no one else is around,
You never bought the fear around you,
They only believed it when they saw it come true.

So we say …

Things turned out good for sister and brother,
Unsure Teenage Mum became a beautiful mother.

Things turned out fine for Sister and Brother,
Unsure Teenage Mum became a beautiful mother.

Written in: 2009, 2013

Appeared on: The Now Disgraced’s A Vong Ai! (2013)

Influences and inspiration: Alice in Chains’s Brother.

Notes: This was recorded as a song in Phnom Penh, CambodiaI wrote this song for a friend. Not that I’ve ever told him or her that.

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