Sick Child is the second track from "Dry," the July 2021 EP of 9 o'clock Nasty. We all have a history, but let's be honest: Yours really is a bit special.
Sit down to watch television in a friend's house. Let yourself slowly descend into that armchair. Feel the gap by the armrest, stretch your fingers down to seek out dust, refuse, a coin. Hold the remote control in your hand and think about all the great television programmes you have seen in this short time on earth.
Think how much they may have mattered to you. The way you could share them with a friend or your family. All those times you did this exact same thing.
Get ready to turn the television on, but be prepared. This is not going to be one of those magical moments.
Me I exist stage left
But You Keep Singing
And I can't trace your lip sync
While my ears are ringing
I feel like Dennis Potter
There's lipstick on my collar
Sick Child of the Swinging Sixties
Won't you bleed me dry?