Sympathy For The Reckless


Please allow me to introduce myself
I’m a man of mirth and taste
I’ve been around for long, long years
50, in fact, and another eight

I was around when Tony Blair
Had his moment of doubt and pain
Made damn sure that Cameron
Washed his hands and sealed his fate

Pleased to meet you
Hope you guess my name
But what’s puzzling you
Is the nature of my game

I started the Daily Reckless
When I saw it was a time for a change
Wrote a song every single day
And Scotland screamed in vain

I wrote a show
For the Fringe, don’t you know
Featured on TV
And the radio

Pleased to meet you
Hope you guess my name, oh yeah
Ah, what’s puzzling you
Is the nature of my game, oh yeah

I’ve worked with Stewart Lee
And Armando Iannucci
And for one decade
On the stand-up stage

I shouted out
As The Sensational
Alex Salmond Band
Up and down the land

My pedigree speaks for itself
I even wrote for Grant Stott, right?
I was called the silver-haired troubadour
By the Evening News one night

In 2016
I was number one
In the BBC’s
Week in Politics chart

I’m Throbbing Thistle
And They Might Be Gannets, sir
The Artist Formerly Known As Tinsel
And Black Paternoster

In the year 2011
I was Fife Comedian Of The Year
My album Bam Glam’s been nominated
For Scottish Album Of The Year

So if you need me, I’ve loads of CDs
And some mp3s all over the place
YouTube – over two million hits
And a song every week day

Pleased to meet you
If you haven’t guessed my name
It’s Tommy Mackay

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