I really can't get it out of my head. The lyrics are a bit mawkish at times, and his songs often have a bit of a sledgehammer quality about them, but do listen to it again if you can - get to the line about 40 seconds in:
"Stevie smashes the delf, cos he can't express himself,Like I say, not subtle. But listen to the vocal treatment that Dempsey gives that line. It's just fantastic. Innit?
He's consumed by rage, like his father at his age...."
Also, it's good that his Dublin accent sort-of dictates what he writes. Only a Dub could rhyme 'boil' with 'smile.' I met the actress Dillie Keane once - she was playing in 'Juno and the Paycock' in Leicester at the time and did a very good Dublin accent. He told me that you only needed one word to unlock the whole dialect: Mushrooms. Or Mush-eer-ew-ums.