A Brand New Book - Graham Parker

    I once read the story of somebody's life
    I had a few moments to spare
    He was a good man who lived with his wife
    With the usual kids in his hair
    There was happiness a lot of weirdness
    And a sprinkle of tragedy
    I pulled it by chance from a second hand bin
    But it could've been written just for me

    Because the words came out
    Not twist and shout
    Cause that's not what a grown man writes about
    That chapter's over, let it blow over
    I found that I've become the owner
    Of a brand new book

    I've travelled far and I've travelled wide
    And I guess I'll be travelling on
    Fill another suitcase up with possessions
    And put on a Badfinger song
    I've got much more than most people have
    And a little less than a few
    But you can't measure these things by weight
    They either drag you down or they lift you

    I don't read between the lines
    I'm not ready for what I'll find
    I don't believe that love is blind
    It just can't see straight, it just can't see straight oh yeah
    Read all about it, read all about it

    a brand new book
    a brand new book

    I read that book for an hour or two
    And then I looked up at the night sky
    I saw the Big Dipper and then the Big Bopper
    And I realised how much time had gone by
    Every page had something to say
    But one thing that struck me as true
    The clock just keeps ticking as if you're not there
    Man it either drags you down or it lifts you

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