Another Me

words and music copyright ©1975; 2011 by Howard Ashby Kranz

 

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1. I was reading some old poems I wrote many years ago

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And I liked them; they were really very fine.

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Those old poems bore my name, and the idiomís the same,

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I was far from them by more than a lapse of time

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That young poet was a guy I might like to meet sometime

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he was not a person I would claim to be

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In the journey from the past thereís so much that doesnít last

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It was strange to look upon another me.

 

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2. I refiled those ancient rhymes and came back to recent times

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Now Iím thinking of the person Iíve just been

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Out of all the selves Iíve done, he has been my favorite one

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Now heís one that I can never be again.

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Cause it takes a lot of help to make up a single self

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and itís different to be held than to be free.

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And you know damn well itís true, Iíll never find another you

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So I guess Iíll have to find another me.