Composer: Ed Hooke Date of Composition/Copyright: 1994 Date of Recording: 1994
Commentary On the emotional rebound after the break-up of my first significant long-term
relationship, two of the women I chased (in vain) were Hannah (which rhymes with
‘banner’ wheras “Hammer” doesn’t) and Samantha (“Some Answer” - when pronounced with
a suitable accent).
I like that peg.
I like its shape.
I like its colour
& the darkness shining in her eyes.
I like her hair, the way she moves,
her laughter and her smile but I admit:
this peg doesn't fit.
I like that picture.
It's a portrait of desire.
I like the brushwork
& she sets my loins on fire
but when I try to hang it on my wall
where once your sculpted image used to sit
I find it doesn't fit.
It doesn't fit the hole you left behind
in me the day we parted.
Yes we made the right decision
but that doesn't stop the pain.
And it doesn't make life easy
when a part of me is missing.
So I hunt the peg to fill the gap
to make me feel complete again.
Peg, Picture, Piece - The Square Pegs: Some Answer & That Hammer; Unfit!