Man I Used to Be lyrics
Man I Used to Be
Vivian: you've changed bub you've changed a lot.
Jeanne: and the gang you used to go with all concur.
You've changed bub vivian: you're not yourself.
Both: if this is yourself, you're not the man you were
Pat: the man i used to be a happy man was he.
And aimless as a leaf in a gale.
J&v: whatever has become of that light hearted bum who though he had the world by the tail.
Pat: the man i used to be, his life was gay and free and aimless as a cloud in the sky.
He thought he knew the game
Then along came a dame who turned him into some other guy.
I've got ambition now i'm on a mission now.
I aim to reach the top of the tree.
That other fly by night who flew so high by night.
Has vanished like a sail on the sea.
And i'll never find that easy living easy taking easy giving fellow that i used to call me.
All: you can never find the man you used to be.
Pat: the man i used to be would go to bed at three or four a.m. J:or seven
J&v:or nine! And when his weary head wasn't near any bed a table or a chair would
Pat: a man without a goal a sort of friendly soul,
He liked to play the role of a host. To any thirsty pal
J&v: or a casual gal who'd stay and cook his coffee and toast.
He was a ne'er do well who wouldn't dare do well he never saw the top of a tree.
But kind of sad i am to see the cad i am dissolving like a sail on
The sea. And i'll never find that fatalistic free
And easy egotistic optimist who used to be me.
You can never find the man you used to be.
Last Update: December, 21st 2013