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One Of These Things First

Nick Drake


I could have been a sailor
Could have been a cook
A real live lover
Could have been a book

I could have been a signpost
Could have been a clock
As simple as a kettle
Steady as a rock

I could be
Here and now
I would be, I should be
But how?
I could have been
One of these things first
I could have been
One of these things first

I could have been your pillar
Could have been your door
I could have stayed beside you
Could have stayed for more

Could have been your statue
Could have been your friend
A whole long lifetime
Could have been the end

I could be yours so true
I would be
I should be through and through
I could have been
One of these things first
I could have been
One of these things first.

I could have been a whistle
Could have been a flute
A real live giver, could have been a boot
I could have been a signpost
Could have been a clock
As simple as a kettle
Steady as a rock

I could be even here
I would be
I should be so near
I could have been
One of these things first
I could have been
One of these things first

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