"Lesson One" as written by and Jack Christopher Allsopp....
It’s hard sometimes trying to be a geezer
A good bloke
With five pints down the local pub
And laughing at a filthy joke
And sleeping around
Just so that you can brag about it
You’ve got to get the crumpet
So you can blow your own trumpet

And talking about football
When you couldn’t really give a fuck
About Owen being injured
Or Watford’s run of bad luck
And cheering, when a fight breaks out
Even though you’re feeling sick
As a parrot
But like a donkey to a carrot
You can’t help yourself

Cos any sign of weakness
Could be used to inflict injuries
By one of your so called friends
To hide his own insecurities
And nothing to look forward to but day by day stress
And bringing home the bacon
And thinking about the other half of your wages
The tax man keeps taking
And staying strong emotionally
when your soul is breaking
And wondering, when you’re making love to your wife
Is it real? Or is she faking
And could it be that the most important things in life
Are getting lost or missed?
When you’re playing it safe, one of the lads and scared to take a risk.

It’s so hard, it’s so hard, it’s so hard sometimes
And sometimes it’s so hard, it’s so hard,
When you’re scared

It’s hard sometimes trying to be a geezer
A good lad
With pressures to get on in life
And turn out like your dad
And getting the house, dog, kids, car
The whole kit and caboodle
And making out you can’t cook
Apart from Pot Noodle

And treating your lady with sensitivity
Without the boys finding out
And keeping your feelings under wraps
So she’ll never know what you’re about
And trying to be different
But the same
And trying to follow the rules
Of the new game
And staring at the picture
In the frame
An easier time, smiles shine
And almost everything’s changed

Well sometimes it’s so hard it’s so hard it’s so hard
When you’re scared to
You’re scared to
You’re scared
To take a risk
To take a risk
To take a risk

Lyrics submitted by Tomas

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    General CommentI love this guy and this song along w/ Writers Block are exceptional...can't believe so many ppl don't know this guy...
    crombiegirl00on May 08, 2008   Link

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