I Antigone

from iGIRL - Act One by Roger Doyle

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Music and studio production ℗ and © Roger Doyle PRS. Lyrics © Marina Carr. Performed by Olwen Fouéré


I Antigone
Stubborn girl
My uncle said
I’ll knock the stuffing
Out of you
Teach you manners
If it’s the last thing I do
I only want to bury him
I said
The brother the one who
Fought on the wrong side
My father was a hard man
Vain about his empty
Eyes after
He got over it
Jocasta swinging from
The wardrobe door
My Mother
His Mother
My Father
My brother
It is not easy
Being the sister
Of your Father
Or know your
Mother made the
Hump backed beast
With her son
Your brother
Your father
Little daughter
Lead me on
To the grove
Of the red clawed
Where I will become
A God
That’s all he wanted
My dad
To be God
I grew up in a swamp
Thebes of the Mosquitos
And the endless plague
Dungeons for the slaves
The minotaur and the Sphinx
They had tea down in the caves
Broke bread and ankle bones
Shared stories of carnage
And creation
Sphinx is lonely she said
Lonely among the bones
And the entrails sucked
And Minotaur
Half man
Half bull
Swatted the flies
With his human tail
Last living of the
Species not homini
Not bovini
Not anything
As Sphinx
Pucks his matted head
With her clotted mane
I was just a girl
Haemon’s babe
Creon disapproved
You can do better
My son
Than this tainted
With her cross eyed
But Haemon
Loved me
Loved I could
Talk a storm
Had an answer
For everything
Creon said
I argued like a man.
Like a man.
Like a man.


from iGIRL - Act One, releases March 26, 2021


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