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David Wilcox – Guitar Shopping lyrics

From What You Whispered

There's a guitar here in the window
I'd like to play before it's sold
Its such a classic, mint condition
Great shape for one this old
Now all these axes have their stories
Of the gigs that they have seen
But when this one sold the first time
I was seventeen
'Course back then I didn't want it
It was way too new for me
I needed something old and righteous
With it's own authority
So the first guitar I ever bought
Was twice as old as me
Cause it's life was full of music
As I dreamed that mine might be
And I played that thing a thousand nights
And traded it away
For something slightly newer
That was easier to play
But now lately I buy new guitars,
They're shiny as a hearse
I still like the look of road wear,
But the roles have been reversed
And now this thing is a classic
But I still don't need to buy
Yeah the old ones have their stories
But by now, so do I


Lyrics reprinted by kind permission of Soroka Music Ltd., all rights reserved
© 2000 published by Midnight Ocean Bonfire Music (Ascap)/Cindy Lou My Dear (Ascap), a division of Soroka Music Ltd.

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