“I was married for twenty years. My husband worked away as a joiner in London. He would only come back for the weekend every six weeks. I was very unhappy. Even when he was back we had nothing in common.
I thought we had to stay together because of our two kids. They were 19 and 13 and I didn’t want to upset them.
One day I made the decision. I was a coward- I told him on phone. I just said ‘I have something to tell you that your not going to like. I am sorry’. I broke his heart but I don’t think he was faithful anyway. You don’t work away all those years for nothing to happen.
After six weeks I was bored of being in the house. I’m embarrassed to say, I went to the Glitter Lounge in Sunderland. I saw this man slowly edging closer and closer. We ended up snogging for three hours. At the end of the night we shared a taxi home. He dropped me off on John Reid Road. I didn’t have any paper to write down my telephone number so he went off memorising my number the whole journey and called me as soon as he got to Jarrow where he stayed.
We’ve been together eight years now and we’re getting married next year. After twenty years I was only alone for six weeks.
He is an indie guy and early on he took me to see the band Muse. They were supported by Biffy Clyro we loved them and started following them straight away.
It’s not always been easy. He was made redundant and then I was. But he’s got a job on the rigs now.
He’s a toy boy- eleven years younger than me. He treats me like a princess I can have anything I want. Music and this band are our joint passion.
I tell anyone who wants to listen these days, don’t stay together for the kids. If you aren’t happy the kids aren’t happy. This song is all about bringing on the good times.”
Baby if you could would you go back to the start?
Take any fresh steps or watch it all fall apart again?
You gave me magical
I gave you wonderful
Let’s make this biblical
And hang from our invisible cords
Photo: East Boldon, South Tyneside