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The Friday Fish

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During the school summer holidays my mother would take me every friday into the city of Bath to do the weekly shop. As it was friday and my mother was a lover of convention she would buy fish from the McFisheries shop. Money was tight so she always bought what was cheapest on the day. She had given me my own shopping bag and I always carried the fish. To placate me we would go to the Pick ‘n Mix counter in Woolworths to buy a small bag of sweets before continuing around the shops. McFisheries has gone, Woolworths has gone and my mother has gone but the memories of those fishy fridays remains.

Oh theres no change in the weather
They’ve forecast rain again
At least the school has closed for summer
And my mother and I are on the road again

We’re travelling down to the big city
Where Roman baths can still be seen
In her purse the moneys jingling
Holding possibilities of ice cream

At McFisheries counter you bought haddock by the pound
I wanted salmon, cod or scampi but you said
That money don’t come around

And could you love me better
If I was better at being me
A guiding hand around my shoulder
Pointing me towards my destiny

And all the numerous wives and lovers
And the ones that got away
They are waiting in the future
While I still have the time to play

Oh theres no change in the weather
They’ve forecast rain again
I’m sitting at the back of the bus
In my corduroy pants
With a bag of sweets for my pain

"The Friday Fish"
by Radioontheshelf

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