"I Used To Be Someone" as written by and Kevin Patrick Devine....
Fix your eyes at middle distance
Rich queens, fur fezes, twin ridiculous
Avenue of the Americas
Between forty five and forty six

Debt clock married to its up tick
A trillion brilliant blinking digits
Oh, the overwhelming evidence
Incontrovertible and elegant

Compartmentalize to make sense
Of the arranged marriage of opposites
As risen high as it is bottomless
Here in the playground of the fabulous

Quit second-guessing out your window
Can't see two thousand through your telescope
Leave ten years ago ten years ago
Get back within yourself and listen close

I came here dignified and dainty
But I don't feel much like that lately
Two left feet and gloves full up with thumbs
"Aw shucks" and "pardon me" and "sorry, love"

So tomorrow if you meet me
In my tangle of apology
Rest assured, I used to be someone
A brother's brother and a mother's son


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"I Used to Be Someone" as written by Kevin Patrick Devine

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    General CommentThis is undoubtedly my favorite tune on the album and the repetition of "rest assured, I used to be someone" at the end gets stuck in my head on an almost daily basis.
    itscoolagainon September 26, 2011   Link

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