I'm not the wreck of the Hesperus
Feel more like the Wall of China
Getting old as Methuselah
Feel tall as the Eiffel Tower
I'm not a power of attorney
But I can rock as good as Gibraltar
Ain't no more no spring chicken
Been plucked but I'm still kicking
But it's alright, it's alright

Poison penmen sneak, have no nerve to speak
Make up lies then they leak 'm out
Behind a pseudonym, the rottenness in them
Reaching out trying to touch me

Met some Oscars and Tonys
I slipped on a pavement oyster
Met a snake climbing ladders
Got out of the line of fire
(But it's alright)

Brainless writers gossip nonsenses
To others heads as dense as they is
It's the same old malady
What they see is faulty

I'm not the wreck of the Hesperus
Feel more like Big Bill Broonzy
Getting old as my mother
But I tell you I got some company
(But it's alright)

But it's alright, it's alright
But it's alright, it's alright
It's alright, alright
It's alright

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"Wreck of the Hesperus" as written by George Harrison


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    General CommentNo idea what this song is about. Love it however.
    Vinylmanon September 21, 2009   Link
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    My InterpretationGeorge is proclaiming he isn't washed-up. He admits he's getting older, but he's still rockin' hard and feelin' strong. He also takes a few jabs at the tabloids (and the music industry?).
    clay6076on August 01, 2015   Link

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