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Thread #73598   Message #1278799
Posted By: Jim Dixon
22-Sep-04 - 10:32 PM
Thread Name: Lyr Req: As Usual - Hamish Imlach parody
Subject: Lyr Add: AS USUAL (from Brenda Lee, et al.)
You can't fully appreciate the parody if you don't know the original.

Lyrics copied from http://www.luma-electronic.cz/lp/b/Burgess/burgess_tenderlovin.htm

AS USUAL
Alex Zanetis, 1964

The sun comes up and brings the dawn, as usual.
When I awake, I find you gone, as usual;
But I can't find the way to let
This crazy heart of mine forget.
I pretend you're still beside me, as usual.

Each evening I take a walk, as usual.
I make believe that we still talk, as usual.
People always stop and stare.
I guess they just don't see you there.
Don't they know you'll always be right here, as usual?

Today I looked into my mirror, as usual.
I told myself that you're still here, as usual.
And as I stood there, telling lies,
The tears began to fill my eyes,
'Cause I know I'm only fooling myself, as usual.

[Recorded by Eddy Arnold, Wilma Burgess, Brenda Lee, Kitty Wells, and The Wilburn Brothers.]