Summer Sketches

Wobbie Wobbit - 5090 2013

Norther Winslow

Norther Winslow is a character (played by Steve Buscemi) in Tim Burton's 2003 movie Big Fish. I can relate to poor old Norther so I wrote a Norther Winslow song... my favourite Norther Winslow bit in Big Fish is:

Norther Winslow: I've been working on this poem for 12 years.
Young Ed Bloom: Really?
Norther Winslow: There's a lot of expectation. I don't wanna disappoint my fans.
Young Ed Bloom: May I?
Young Ed Bloom: [Edward reeds the poem on the notebook ] The grass so green Skies so blue. Spectre is really great!
Young Ed Bloom: It's only three lines long.
Norther Winslow: This is why you should never show a work in progress.

Norther Winslow takes the wrong road to the Big Time
Gets lost and finds a comfy spot to settle in
All the locals know it
Norther is a poet
But he hasn't got the first clue how to, or where to begin

Oh Norther Winslow
You try so hard
Oh Norther Winslow
Such expectation
Oh Norther Winslow
In your back yard
Oh Norther Winslow
Think of your reputation

Norther Winslow takes his notebook to the meadow
Takes his pencil out and tries to write
He stares at it for ages
At the blank white pages
But his muse has up and left him and is nowhere in sight


Norther Winslow is quite stuck but he just keeps on trying
Even though his mind's completely blank
He perseveres and perseveres
And works on it for years and years
May as well just give up on it and go and rob a bank


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