Well I'm here looking through an old picture frame,
Just waiting for the perfect view.
I hope something special will step into my life,
Another fine edition of you,
A pin-up done in shades of blue.
Sometimes you find a yearning for the quiet life,
The country air and all of its joys.
But badgers couldn't compensate at twice the price
For just another night with the boys, oh yeah,
And boys will be boys, will be boys.
They say love's a gamble, hard to win, easy lose,
And while the sun shines you'd better make hay.
So if life is your table and fate is the wheel,
Then let the chips fall where they may,
In modern times the modern way.
And as I was drifting past the Lorelei
I heard those slinky sirens wail - whooo!
So look out sailor when you hear them croon,
You'll never be the same again, oh no -
Their crazy music drives you insane - this way.
So love, leave me, do what you will -
Who knows what tomorrow might bring?
Learn from your mistakes is my only advice
And 'stay cool' is still the main rule.
Don't play yourself for a fool,
Too much cheesecake too soon.
Old money's better than new,
No mention in the latest Tribune
And don't let this happen to you.
('Editions Of You' by Roxy Music 1973)
Happy Birthday Alice