Anyone But You

Bob Dylan’s Positively 4th Street had a major impact on me. How cool was it to write such a nasty, spiteful, hate-filled song and make it sound so cheery? My attempt at such a diatribe was written October 26, 2004, years before I was in a band. Written just to amuse myself, the song is a straight-ahead blues number.

 

I know it’s hard to believe that since you left the whole town is relieved

Now that you’re gone life can go on

 

Never seen a parade like this, all because of a goodbye kiss

Now that you’re gone life can go on

 

For thievery you had the knack; whatever you took, well, I’d like it back

Now that you’re gone life can go on

 

And when I go to bed, I lay down my weary head

And dream of anyone but you

 

You walked on the floor before it dried, stepped on my heart after it died

Now that you’re gone life can go on

 

I wonder why I loved you so; wish I felt this way years ago

Now that you’re gone life can go on

 

We were over before we had begun; you never stopped cooking for one

Now that you’re gone life can go on

 

And when I go to bed, I lay down my weary head

And dream of anyone but you

 

If I knew then what I know now, I’m sure you’d still fuck me up somehow

Now that you’re gone life can go on

 

And when I go to bed, I lay down my weary head

And dream of anyone but you

And on the day I die, I’ll be happy that I

Will rest with anyone but you

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