"You Could Write a Book" as written by John Robert Cardwell, Philip Abram Dickey and William Lincoln Knauer....
Aaah, Aaah, Aaah, Aaah.

How'd you get so smart?
Wax and candles and burning cobwebs,
I guess you broke my heart,
But then sometimes I think that's all it's there for.

Oooh, Oooh.

It's goodnight to the sunlight,
To the fruit trees.
I'm alright.
We need to proof read,
So the publisher agrees
That you could write a novel
Tonight.

When you get that look,
It makes me know you're really thinking.
About to read your book,
But first I think I need to learn how to read you.

Oooh, Oooh

It's goodnight to the sunlight,
To the fruit trees.
I'm alright.
We need to proof read,
So the publisher agrees
That you could write a novel

You could write a novel.
You could write a novel,
Tonight.

Woah-oowoah
Woah-oowoah

Tonight







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  • +2
    General Commentwow... you guys are some serious pershing haters. i love this song. one of my favs on the whole album, but we all are inclined to our own opinions i suppose.
    factoryphysicson April 08, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Commentlove this song.
    i love how every song on this album has its own sound.
    JACKIE THE HOBOon April 15, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthe original off the Grace & Gwyn EP is 100 times better than the version on pershing.
    travismortonon April 30, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI've gotta say, I might just like this album better than Broom. While this particular song is probably one of my least favorites on Pershing, I am in love with the majority of the other songs, especially Glue Girls, Modern Mystery, Some Constellation, and Think I Wanna Die. In most cases I think that the production has benefited the music, although they have lost a bit of that old makeshift basement recording studio sound that everyone seems to love about Broom. As for the melodies, I thought many were more unique than those on Broom, but if you thought they were boring that's your own opinion. Any band's second album is always going to be different from the first as they mature and gain popularity, and not all of the old fans are going to like the new sound. So you can take it or leave it, and even if you don't like Pershing at least you've still got Broom.
    threetwooneon July 31, 2008   Link
  • -3
    General CommentThis song sums up my general attitude toward the album entire: crappy lighthearted rock glazed over with production to hide the boring melodies, weak songwriting, and ultimate lack of originality; turning SSLYBY into something more akin to, gasp, The Get Up Kids--which actually makes me shiver while writing--rather than keeping true to their unique sound on Broom. Awful. Awful. Such a disappointing album--except for the Single, which is sadly the only positive thing on the album
    tsucolon April 20, 2008   Link

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