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Joe Egan’s Version – Separated Man - lyrics I'm an separated man, nothing special nothing grand I've had to work for everything I own I never asked for a lot, I was happy with what I got Enough to keep my family and my home Now that times are hard, my wife has handed me my cards She say she doesn’t want me around And when the FAMILY COURT is done, she says you will have lost it all Her SOLICITOR'S going to wipe me out Then they'll share it o-u-t Then they'll share it o-u-t

I never played away nor cheated in any way For twenty years I gave her the best I could Now the JUDGE says I must stay away and it seems so easy for her to forget my Loyalty through the bad times and through good My SOLICITOR says he's sad to see that things have got so bad but the LEGAL SYSTEM won't let him lose


He still drives a fancy car and smokes his big cigar And still he takes his family on a cruise, SOLICITOR'S will never lose Well it seems to me such a cruel irony Both SOLICITOR'S are richer now than they ever were before Now my maintenance is paid and I can't afford my own rent There's one law for the women, one for men There's one law for the women, one for men

Every day I try to salvage some of my pride To find some way to see my kids, SO AS THEY MIGHT KNOW THEIR DAD Oh but every time I ask, the answer's always no There's NO WAY she will ever let them see their DAD, no kids today no kids today no kids today I'm an separated man, nothing special nothing grand I've had to work for everything I own I never asked for a lot, I was happy with what I got Enough to keep my family and my home


And so condemned I stand just a separated man Like thousands beside me in the family courts I watch my darling ex-wife having the best of a life And God knows what the poor kids are going through Now that SEPARATED MEN are faced with this human waste A generation of men cast aside And as long as I live,

I never will forgive How the FAMILY COURTS have stripped me of my dignity and pride,

The FAMILY COURTS have stripped me bare You've stripped me bare,

You've stripped me bare,

You've stripped me bare.

Based on Christy Moore - Ordinary Man

Joe Egan - Version - Separated Man - lyrics  

Joe Egan - Version - Separated Man - lyrics