I wrote it with a golf pencil I pulled out of my blazer
A crest sewn on the chest read "Old Gold Rugby Football Club"
Worn at one time by a man that at one time went to Yale
Then he worked a while on Wall Street until the market collapsed

I was in a barroom that was somewhere on the southern shore of Boston
The tender of the bar poured me a whiskey on the house
I have a love for whiskey, I chased it with a beer
I have a love for Boston, and I loved writing it there

I wrote it in a notebook that somebody let me borrow
"Don't use all the paper please, and if you could, bring it back to me tomorrow"
It was a fair request and I was grateful for the loan
I had to jot a thought down I came up with on my own

I wrote it in October and I mention that because
Out of all the months there are I've always liked that one the best
I don't know why I bring this up but there are times I wonder what
Had ever happened to that man I wonder after the collapse

I wrote it in a notebook that somebody let me borrow
"Don't use all the paper please, and if you could, bring it back to me tomorrow"
It was a fair request and I was grateful for the loan
I had to jot a thought down I came up with on my own

I wrote, I wrote it For You
I wrote, I wrote it For You
I wrote, I wrote it For You
I wrote, I wrote it For You

For You!

I wrote it in an hour or so, so really not much longer
I put the pencil in the shot glass and I buttoned up my blazer
I stepped out of the bar into the cold October sun
I must return the notebook, it's not important what I wrote


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    General CommentDamn, no comments, seems like PP&GJ didn't get much attention. Would've loved to know what he wrote about;)
    Buy the record btw, it's nothing like their earl stuff (almost no "core", only ska), but it's full of nice upbeat songs.
    Punkfather666on March 03, 2010   Link
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    General CommentI always felt that this song was meant to express something you jot down or come up with when you are in a condition that is abnormal (i.e. drunk). You think that it is genius at the time, but when you come back to it the next day or at some point later, you realize that your epiphany was complete gibberish or not as profound as you originally thought it was. The song it's self has this sort of rambling way about it, trying to say something but never really getting around to it. And in the end even it even goes to say "it's not important what I wrote". Perhaps Dicky is trying to express more the joy of writing down something you deem important at the time, over what it is you actually wrote. If that makes any sense.

    The Bosstones never fail to come up with songs that you can sink your mental teeth into.
    mostlyharmlessmikeon March 31, 2010   Link
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    General CommentI think Dicky wrote this lyrics in the notebook.
    laca102008on August 23, 2015   Link

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