Mother England Reverie
 
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I have no time for Time Magazine or Rolling Stone.
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I have no wish for wishing wells or wishing bones.
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I have no house in the country I have no motor car.
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And if you think I'm joking,
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then I'm just a one-line joker in a public bar.
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And it seems there's no-body left for
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tennis; and I'm a one-band-man.
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And I want no Top Twenty funeral or a hundred grand.
 

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There was a little boy stood on a burning log,
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   rubbing his hands with glee.
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He said, ``Oh Mother England,
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  did you light my smile; or did you light this fire under me?
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One day I'll be a minstrel in the gallery.
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And paint you a picture of the queen.
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And if sometimes I sing to a cynical degree ---
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it's just the nonsense that it seems.''
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So I drift down through the Baker Street valley,
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in my steep-sided un-reality.
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And when all is said and all is done --- I couldn't wish
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for a better one.
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It's a real-life ripe dead certainty ---
 

that I'm just a Baker Street Muse.

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Words and music by  IAN ANDERSON

Words and music by  IAN ANDERSON

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