August 07, 2006

For Today I Am A Boy

One day I’ll grow up, I’ll be a beautiful woman
One day I’ll grow up, I’ll be a beautiful girl
One day I’ll grow up, I’ll be a beautiful woman
One day I’ll grow up, I’ll be a beautiful girl

But for today I am a child, for today I am a boy
For today I am a child, for today I am a boy
For today I am a child, for today I am a boy

One day I’ll grow up, I’ll feel the power in me
One day I’ll grow up, of this I’m sure
One day I’ll grow up, I know a womb within me
One day I’ll grow up, feel it full and pure

But for today I am a child, for today I am a boy
For today I am a child, for today I am a boy
For today I am a child, for today I am a boy

For today I am a child, for today I am a boy
For today I am a child, for today I am a boy
For today I am a child, for today I am a boy
For today I am a child, for today I am a boy

Standing 6ft 4in tall and with a shock of black hair, the 34-year-old has a voice as unconventional as his looks...As he collected his award from host Jools Holland to a standing ovation, Hegarty said the competition was "a bit nutty".

"It's kind of like a crazy contest between an orange and a spaceship and a potted plant and a spoon - which one do you like better?" he said.

3 comments:

Indigobusiness said...

Fistful of Love is a great song.

So is Cripple and the Starfish.

Antony Hegarty is a phenomenal, one-of-a-kind talent. Lou Reed drags him around on tour to sing one song.

Paulette said...

Oh my goodness!!!! Is that him? LoL
And we were so sure he was black!
We can never be sure of anything...

Indigobusiness said...

I thought so too, at first.

Here's an interesting link to a backstage pic from his Carnegie Hall concert.

Lots of links and pics.