Ballad of Dwight Fry (Bruce, Cooper)

Ballad of Dwight Fry (Michael Bruce, Alice Cooper) 4:05

August 2021
Vocals, Helm Synthesizers, Sounds, Projector


Video


Lyrics

“Mommy, where’s daddy?
He’s been gone for so long
do you think he’ll ever come home?”

I was gone for fourteen days
I could’ve been gone for more
held up in the intensive care ward
lyin’ on the floor
I was gone for all those days
I was not alone
I made friends with a lot of people
in the danger zone

See my lonely life unfold
I see it every day
See my only mind explode
Since I’ve gone away

I think I lost some weight there
I’m sure I need some rest
but sleeping don’t come very easy
in a straight white vest
sure like to see that little children
She’s only four years old
I’d give her back all of her playthings
even the ones I stole

See my lonely life unfold
I see it every day
See my lonely mind explode
When I’ve gone insane

I grabbed my hat and I got my coat
I ran into the street
I saw a man that was choking there
I guess he couldn’t breathe
I said to myself this is very strange
I’m glad it wasn’t me
But now I hear those sirens callin’
I am not free
(I didn’t wanna be) free
(I didn’t wanna be) free
See my lonely life unfold
See my lonely mind explode
When I’ve gone to space

Written by Michael Bruce & Alice Cooper


Drawings for “Ballad of Dwight Fry” video


Alice Cooper (live version)


Notes

  • My favourite Alice Cooper song. I can’t emulate the magic of Alice Cooper’s original, so I explored the brilliance of the lyrics & went the horror route.

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