Onion Ring (He Couldn't Wait For Warrington)

by Daniel and Norbert Dentressangle



A true story of when Norbert sat on a train and was offended by 'fast food' then had a drink.


Sat on a train to Piccadilly
Thinking, "I know, I’ll write some lyrics".

Could I sit down on this seat?
Yes, says I
For I hadn’t spied
The paper bag
(This chap)
Baseball cap, earring and elaborate jeans
He’d only gone and been to Burger King
Do you like onion ring?
He murmured as he proffered me the bag
bearing a burger
A seemingly altruistic gesture
Yet its purpose
Was he had a surplus
Two entire bags
I politely declined this allium offer
And I was pleasantly surprised
That when he got out his Whopper
He didn’t offer
To share that out too
I loudly sighed ‘phew’.
I'd not even crossed the Pennines that day
But I already smelled of takeaway.

He couldn't wait for Warrington!
He couldn't wait for Warrington!

He was obviously famished
The reason for his malodorous, ferrovial sandwich.

Privilege of an afternoon off
Two very quick pints on my own in the Marble Arch
Feeling silly as I retreat
down Oldham Street
To Piccadilly
Smell of skunkweed outside the Castle and the bookies
And here’s what’s funny
A funny funny thing
I could probably murder
A reconstituted onion ring.


released April 23, 2013
Engineered and mixed by Markie.



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