A Well Known Has-Been

by Donovan

Donovan (born Donovan Philips Leitch, 10 May 1946) is a Scottish singer, songwriter and guitarist. Initially labelled as an imitator of Bob Dylan, Donovan quickly developed an eclectic and distinctive style that blended folk, jazz, pop, psychedelia, and world music (notably calypso). He has various…




Tonight my life is heavy, I'm weak and down at heel
The prisoner in the dungeon will know just how I feel.
I'm a well known has-been, a well known has-been,
I've got a brand on me.
When I look at my tomorrows, sorrow's all I see,
Sorrow's all I see, sorrow's all I see, sorrow's all I see.
How sad my disposition, how long can it I bear ?
How deep my melancholy, can anybody care ?
For the well known has-been, the well known has-been,
I've got a brand on me, yeah
When I look at my tomorrows, sorrow's all I see,
Sorrow's all I see, sorrow's all I see, sorrow's all I see.
Well known has-been
Well known has-been
Well known has-been, ooh, ooh, ooh
I pretend I'm unaffected by the chains that bear me down
And when only those who love me can see behind the frown.
I'm the well known has-been, the well known has-been,
I got a brand on me.
When I look at my tomorrows, sorrow's all I see,
Sorrow's all I see, sorrow's all I see, sorrow's all I see.
>From these broken days of anguish, some day soon I'm gonna rise,
I'm gonna raise my head to Heaven, I'm gonna fly the starry skies.
And the well known has-been, the well known has-been,
I'll lose the brand on me, yeah.
Today's all I see, today's all I see, today's all I see.

Written by: DONOVAN LEITCH

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