Music

Lynette Diaz

Papa Minds The Baby (2018 Demo)

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Lynette Diaz
09/21/2018
Lynette Diaz

Story

As part of the New Zealand 125 year Women's Suffrage events, this was my entry for a national song competition, based on a poem by Thomas Bracken. He wrote the poem in 1892 as a piss-take inferring a woman couldn't run the country with baby. How wrong he was! 

The words have been turned on their head, as we currently have our third woman Prime Minster, Jacinda Ardern, and her partner, Clarke Gayford, is a stay-at-home father, "minding the baby"! This is a lullaby for equality in all its forms and for little Neve Te Aroha Ardern Gayford!