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The Happy Goth

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Neil: OK, here’s a song about a Goth and the parent of the Goth. And the parent-child dynamic, ya! It’s called ‘The Happy Goth’. Thank you.

“The lonely road you choose to travel on,
It must seem awfully long.
Innocence all gone,
It must be wrong to hide your lovely face away. “It must be wrong to hide your lovely face away.”

That music you play, I’m not saying it’s bad – No, no -
It just seems terribly sad.
Tell me, is everything all right?
I’d like to think you’d tell me if something was wrong.” “I’d like to think you’d tell me if something was wrong.”

Well her clothes are blacker than the blackest cloth
And her face is whiter than the snows of Hoth.
She wears Dr. Martens and a heavy cross,
But on the inside she’s a Happy Goth.

“Don’t worry Mum, don’t worry Dad.
The hours that I spend alone are the happiest I’ve ever had.”
That’s what she’d say if she ever spoke to you,
But it’s something she can never do.
‘Cause it’s only by herself
That she’ll find out what makes her different from the rest. That she’ll find out what makes her different from the rest.

Well her clothes are blacker than the blackest cloth
And her face is whiter than the snows of Hoth.
She wears Dr. Martens and a heavy cross,
But on the inside she’s a Happy Goth.
She’s a Happy Goth,
So happy.

Well her
Clothes are blacker than the blackest cloth Clothes are blacker than the blackest cloth
And her
Face is whiter than the snows of Hoth. Face is whiter than the snows of Hoth.
She wears
Dr. Martens and a heavy cross, Dr. Martens and a heavy cross,
But on the inside...

Neil: I live for the applause! Thank you very much. Did I say how kind of it, how kind of you it was to come? Thank you for coming. Are you happy you came ?
Audience: Yes.
Neil: Thank God!