Why Not?

Thirty or more years down the line we listen to a troubled man’s words. Ian was a survivor and keen observer of the human condition. Listen to the tracks words and you may consider Ian’s words to have exceptional spiritual relevance – Happy Monday – See You Soon.

You’ll see
They think I’m off my crust as I creep about the gaff
But I’m really getting ready to surprise them all
Because I’m busy sorting out the problems of the world
And when I reveal all, won’t they get a crinkly mouth?
I’ve given my all to the task at hand unstintingly
When it’s all over, I’ll rest on my laurels
Here, for a moment, is a glimpse of my plan
All the kids will be happy learning things
The wind will smell of wild flowers
Nobody will whack each other about or nasty things
All the room in the world
They take me for a mug as I smile
They think I’m too out of tune to mind being patronised
All in all, it’s been another phase in my chosen career
And when my secrets are out they’ll bite their silly tongues
All I want for my birthday is another birthday
When skies are blue, we all feel the benefit
Glimpse number two for the listener
Everyone will feel useful in lovely ways
Trees will be firmly rooted in town and country
Illness and despair will be dispensed with
All the room in the world
They ask me if I’ve heard the voices yet
They don’t think I know any true answer
It’s true that I haven’t quite finished yet
When it all comes out in the wash, they’ll eat their words
I’ve got all their names and addresses
Later on I’ll write them each a thank-you letter
Before I stop, here’s a last glimpse into the general future
Home rule will exist in each home forever
Every living thing will be another friend
This wonderful state of affairs will last for always
This has been got out by a friend

Songwriters

IAN ROBINS DURY,
JOHN GEORGE TURNBULL
NORMAN JOSEPH WATT-ROY

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