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Easier Said Than Done

She spent a lifetime forgetting herself
Learning strange languages and all about real life
From phrase books and Rough Guides
Whiling the hours away and wishing herself the same
Sending her soul off to lands
She may never see Russia or Vietnam
‘Cos it’s easier said than done
There is a place in her heart of hearts
No one can take it away from the girl
Who lives right here, in the dark
Saved all her cash for a life in the sunshine
She gave it all up for a cheap ride to Clarksville
The Monkees and Donovan
‘Cos it’s easier said than done
Once in a car park she though about life
Took her an hour to contemplate all she had done right
But all night
Scolded herself for her reticent nature
She found that for all of her hopes and her dreams
She had got where?
Nowhere
‘Cos it’s easier said than done
Keeping it all in a part of her brain
Locked up inside her so no one can see all the rain
On jazz days
Living it all like a permanent dream
Hoping that one day she’d pluck up the courage to leave
Run away
But it’s easier said than done
Then something cracked was a bolt from the blue
Might die if she left
But she’d die if she stayed too
And she knew
Jumped on a plane destination unknown
Maybe she’d land up in China or Rome
Lapland or Tennessee
It was easier said than done
She spent a lifetime forgetting herself
Learning strange languages and all about real life
From phrase books and Rough Guides
Finding that all of her fears were just that
Sent herself flying to lands she had never seen Russia
Or Vietnam