6. Cheer Up (You Miserable Fuck) – David Ford

After the evening I’ve had, the soundtrack has to be David Ford’s I Sincerely Apologise for all the Trouble I’ve Caused. The title alone tells it all. It reads like a suicide note, but it isn’t.

I Sincerely Apologise for all the Trouble I've Caused by David Ford

Which is the song?

I Don’t Care What You Call Me feels right, but we don’t all have that protective coating.

State of the Nation is the best song on the album: a damning indictment of several entities who should be indicted, as relevant today as it was in 2005. But that’s politics and too depressing and distracting to dwell on right now.

I’ll pick Cheer Up (You Miserable Fuck). Is that the redemption? Depends on who is saying it and who is on the receiving end of those words.

Either way, a thoroughly beautiful, and brutally honest album from a magnificent songwriter.

Artist: David Ford
Album: I Sincerely Apologise for all the Trouble I’ve Caused
Producer: David Ford, at home in Lewes, East Sussex
Released: 2005, Indipendiente/Magnolia

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