"You Silly Git" as written by and Dan Mangan....
She says the joys of life are lost among the living
So I guess all those souvenirs are for her health
She gives me quarters for the phone
And every time I feel alone I go broke
Yeah I go broke

She says if you're not here at least make sure you miss me
So when I miss her I make sure to let her know
It's the least that I could do
And sure I guess I like it too
I'm Mr. Charming without the charming

I can hear the eyebrows raise when I start singing
'Cause the songs I sing are all about myself
You can read me like a book
I'm not as clever as I look

I've got a sneaky kind of selfish
That I keep upon the shelf
With jars of double-sided comments
For people who've done nothing wrong

Preparing for the lights
And always practicing my sha-na-nas
I will stand right next to giants
And roar aside the lions

Wondering how is it so easy
For leaves amid the breeze to blow
From hometowns all around us
To hometowns where nobody lives

Just cities full of people
People making people making people
For the masses
People we won't ever know

She says the point of this is not to date the future
So just focus on the task at hand
Try to break up with your pride
And start to flirt with satisfied

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"You Silly Git" as written by Dan Mangan


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    General CommentWHAT! No comments yet.

    This song is brilliant, albeit a little heavy on puns and cliche statements, but they are well used. I don't think this song is all that deep (which is part of it's brilliance). It's about being on the road. Missing your loved ones, and losing yourself in the process. Struggling to keep a connection with them & you.
    JanosXon August 29, 2010   Link
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    General CommentMy favourite Mangan song.

    The soft way he sings the last verse really gets me.
    yoursmileon July 20, 2011   Link
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    My Opinion"I will stand right next to giants and roar beside the lions" is my favourite line.
    Love love love this song
    beautifulanddoomedon January 10, 2012   Link

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