LUKA BLOOM :: SONGS

GIVE IT A GO
by LUKA BLOOM

Frugalisto
Frugalisto
(2016)
The 70s were good old days
Surfing was indoors
I served my time in Doolin
Wish I could remember more!

We were holding up the counter
In a cloud of major smoke
The swimming pool or surfboard
Was for some foreign bloke!

I awoke one morning
Feeling different from before
There beyond the window
Was a place they call 'outdoors'!

I learned about the Burren
And the flowers growing there
I learned about the limestone
And learned about fresh air!

Fast forward to the zeroes
The drinking's in the grave
We used to hunt for sessions
Now we're chasing waves!

Give it a go, give it a go, give it a go
What have you got to lose?
Give it a go, give it a go, give it a go
I want to be a surfer blues!

One day in Joe's Cafe Lahinch
With eggs and beans and tea
The promenade parading
And the waves were calling me!

I met a fellow bogman
He said his name was Ben
A surfer from the midlands
Sure I'd be safe with him!

First I needed balance
Yoga was the way
Upward downward dog
And bend yer body every way!

A XXL wetsuit
A fine beginner's board
I whispered three Hail Mary's
We headed for the shore!

The waves were lound and heaving
At least 6 inches tall
Fuck you and your No Worries, Ben
All I do is fall!!

Give it a go, give it a go, give it a go
What have you got to lose?
Give it a go, give it a go, give it a go
I want to be a surfer blues!

Then I remembered Doolin
And O'Connor's slippery floor
Surfing seemed familiar
Sure I'd done all this before!

A pub is like the ocean
A loud precarious place
Navigate your balance
Or you'll end up on your face!

So I'll just take it handy
A beginner's wave or two
Two hours under water
And Luka's turning blue!

Give it a go, give it a go, give it a go
What have you got to lose?
Give it a go, give it a go, give it a go
I want to be a surfer blues!

XXL wetsuit
The sexwax and the board
The '79 VW
In the carpark in Fanore!
We're talking about Rileys
We're talking about Aileens
At either wave you'll find me
In my dreams...!

Give it a go, give it a go, give it a go
What have you got to lose?
Give it a go, give it a go, give it a go
I want to be a surfer blues!
Give it a go, give it a go, give it a go

© 2016 Luka Bloom (IMRO/MCPS Ireland)


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