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(rod stewart / martin quittenton)

I had nothing to do on this hot afternoon
But to settle down and write you a line
Ive been meaning to phone you but from minnesota
Hell it's been a very long time
You wear it well
A little old fashioned but that's all right

Well I suppose you're thinking I bet he's sinking
Or he wouldn't get in touch with me
Oh I aint begging or losing my head
I sure do want you to know that you wear it well
There aint a lady in the land so fine

Remember them basement parties, your brothers karate
The all day rock and roll shows
Them homesick blues and radical views
Haven't left a mark on you, you wear it well
A little out of time but I don't mind

But I aint forgetting that you were once mine
But I blew it without even tryin
Now Im eatin my heart out
Tryin to get a letter through

Since youve been gone it's hard to carry on
Im gonna write about the birthday gown that I bought in town
When you sat down and cried on the stairs
You knew it did not cost the earth, but for what it's worth
You made me feel a millionaire and you wear it well
Madame onassis got nothing on you

Anyway, my coffees cold and Im getting told
That I gotta get back to work
So when the sun goes low and you're home all alone
Think of me and try not to laugh and I wear it well
I don't object if you call collect
Cos I aint forgetting that you were once mine
But I blew it without even tryin
Now Im eatin my heart out tryin to get back to you

After all the years I hope it's the same address
Since youve been gone it's hard to carry on



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    UnregisteredOct 6, 2011 at 12:47 pm
    I think it was a love some years ago he lost touch with.. They probably did have a disagrrement. Does not mean it was eithers fault. Thinking he should have made it work instead of flight.
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    MeanMaryJeanJun 10, 2008 at 5:08 pm
    He messed up long ago and he's hoping, from a long distance, that she will welcome his back.

    He's very, very regretful.

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