The Man I Never Was

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Song Lyrics  |  House: Booksie Classic

I wish I was, though

I used to know it all, I was so much smarter then

Asked me a question, got the answer, again and again

Knew all the happy secrets, knew all the sorry lies,

I was a fountain of knowledge, I was oh so wise




Found out the truth quickly,

The harder I look, the less I see




Was so much happier in the sand,

pretending, just a sleight of hand;

An illusion, a trick of the light

Suddenly it's clear; daylight breaks the night


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The man I never was stared back from the glass

No flaws, no doubts, but it could never last

Uncertainly surrounds me now, light fades to black

I want the old me; I want my delusion back




I knew just what to say, I knew just what to do;

I knew just how to act; I knew when things were through,

I never went on and on and on at length

so cool under presser; sure of myself was a strength



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Submitted: September 15, 2017

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Wonderfully composed song, Mike! I'm glad you are you!

Fri, September 15th, 2017 4:48pm


Thank you, Hully!

Fri, September 15th, 2017 10:04am


I would love to hear you sing this, maybe while playing an electric guitar lol.

Fri, September 15th, 2017 5:32pm


Thanks, J.B; and you'd not want to hear me playing electric guitar, believe me!

Fri, September 15th, 2017 11:01am

moa rider

When the confidence of youth wears off eh Mike, hopefully replaced by wisdom. Hopefully. Usianguke

Sat, September 16th, 2017 5:25am


Thanks, Moa, and I'm still waiting, I guess--lol!

Sat, September 16th, 2017 9:41am

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