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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

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.]