I Wanna Learn a Love Song
I come fresh from the street Fast on my feet, kinda lean and lazy Not much meat on my bones, and a whole lot alone And more than a little bit crazy The old six string was all I had To keep my belly still And for each full-hour lesson I gave I got a crisp ten dollar bill She was married for seven years To a concrete castle king She said she wanted to learn to play the guitar And to hear her children sing So I'd show up about once a week In my faded tight-legged jeans With a backlog full of hobo stories And dilapidated dreams [Chorus] She said, "I want to learn a love song full of happy things." She said, "I want to learn a love song; won't you let me hear you sing?" She said, "I want to learn a love song, I want to hear you play." She said, "I want to learn a love song before you go away." So I tried to teach her a couple of chords And an easy melody But it always turned out she'd rather listen To my guitar and me I could hear her old man laughing in the den Playing stud poker with the boys While I sang so soft in the living room Too scared to make much noise I came one week and the den was dark And she met me at the door And we sat on the couch and we sang and talked Till I could not sing no more The silence kept on building Her eyes grew much too wide And I could hear both of our heartbeats But there was no place to hide [Chorus] Well, I guess you know what happened God, I never been so clean Yes, I feel like I'm working in a Hollywood movie Or living out a good bad dream And all them pinup girls in that tinsel world Never touched me like she can It took another man's wife in the real world life To make this boy a man [Chorus] I guess you know I stayed
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