"Many Happy Returns" as written by and Mark/fry White....
When I accepted this job
I was resigned to my fate
When I got there early
She`d arrive late
You can say she`s gone forever
Or just sit tight and wait
She said I was unprincipled
That I was not the first

Like the Phoenix coming back
From the ashes, uh-huh
I know what`s good,
But I know what trash is
In the head-lights,
In the highlights of her hair...
Hit the head lines
But she`s not there:

Many happy returns
Many happy returns
These are the lessons I could have learned
Return. Many happy returns
And these are the letters I should have burned

Okay, I`m sad, not blue
Okay, remember
All that matters to me now
Is the message I sent her

Like the world, spinning `round
On its axis, uh-huh
I know democracy
But I know what`s fascist
When she`s gone, all I got to learn
Is the law of diminishing return
When she`s here, one thing I`ve found
Things get better second time around

Many happy returns
Many happy returns
These are the lessons I could have learned
Return. Many happy returns
And these are the letters I should have burned

Okay I`m sad, not blue
Okay, remember
All that matters to me now
Is the message I sent her

Now she`s gone, she`s gone away
Now she`s gone forget her
Coming back another day
If you`d only let her

Now she`s gone, she`s gone away
But she`s gone forget her
Coming back another day
So why resurrect her?

Many happy returns
Many happy returns
These are the lessons I could have learned
Return. Many happy returns
And these are the letters I should have burned


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"Many Happy Returns" as written by Mark White Mark Lickley

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    General CommentThe last two lines are actually:

    Coming back no other day,
    So why resurrect her?
    NJJon September 30, 2005   Link
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    General Commentthe opening verse kind of explains, that, Martin Fry, started a new job, in 'anywhere England'. The girl in the office caught his eye, but he was too shy to aproach her !!! Love ABC x
    80sfanon September 27, 2007   Link

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