Engelbert Humperdinck may just be the tip of the iceberg
The Comeback Kid
A picture of a younger man
With bouffant hair
And shoes like scuppered sampans
Adorn the journals of that day
The Comeback Kid is on his way
On breakfast time/daytime TV
A rodeo of memories
That mustang never threw the Kid
A cowboy who'd survived the change
The Voice not quite the way it was
But still at home on its old range
Who could forget the string of hits?
He wails: "I've never been away"
Just took a break in cabaret
For twenty years or so - in theory
A revamped hit: "Girl From Nilgiri"
Finds favour with a college crowd
Who suddenly discover that
The trademark shoes and cardigans
For one whole term, are where it's at
The Comeback Kid is coming back
Through drink, divorce and heart attack
Is shunted squinting out on stage
Blinks, unfamiliar in the lights
A smile tarries on his lips
But in the wings coughs like a tractor
And throws up in a vase of flowers
Nervous. Like a rusty actor
And out the brash young pundits come
Panting puppies, waggy tails
Pleased to see the old boy back
Fans for years. Know every track.
"A total pro!" Of course he is.
(Forgotten by the music biz.)
Blew everyone apart he did.
In hotel lifts. The Comeback KidReuse content