A Man of No Importance lyrics
A Man of No Importance
It's a rainy Dublin morning,
sky a leaden gray.
Black umbrellas passing,
just your normal day.
A woman is sliding two eggs on a plate,
calling her brother, "Now Alfie, you're late!"
and a man is brushing the lint from his vest,
just a man, his uniform dutifully pressed,
now the man remembers a poem that makes his heart year.
but his sister says, "straighten your tie"
and the butcher next door waves goodbye
to a man of no importance.
Picture the bus as it moves down a street
past a window of fish and a priest on a bike.
A handful of people with journeys to make,
leaving the ev'ry day world in their wake.
Just a man conducting his bus through the day
but the day is now something more than a day
as the man takes tickets and looks at the girls dressed in blue.
Then his driver yells "Alf, you ok?"
and the bus lumbers off on its way,
as a man of no importance ends his day. Last Update: August, 14th 2014