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Shattering Live Experience

[Simon Nicol]

Ian Matthews, vocals; Sandy Denny, backing vocals; Richard Thompson, electric guitar; Simon Nicol, electric guitar; Ashley Hutchings, bass guitar; Martin Lamble, drums.

This song was recorded on February 4, 1969 in BBC Studio 1, 201 Piccadilly, for Symonds on Sunday and broadcast on February 9, 1969. It was produced by Keith Stewart.

Evening's dawning, missed the morning,
Slept the afternoon.
Half the day's gone, still I laze on,
Got no silver spoon.

But there's someone out there somewhere,
Some girl with my other side.
She won't know me, but she'll show me
How to treat another heart.

Life is bedlam if you let them
Kick and put you down.
They will race you, beat, disgrace you,
Push your face into the ground.

But you can get out of there somehow,
She will show you how it's done.
She's no lady, but she made me
Feel that I need a crown.

I'll repay her and convey her
my realities.
She'll respond with, condescend with
trivialities.

For she doesn't have to think of
For too long to read my mind.
She's a winner, no beginner,
She's a friend of mine.

Acknowledgements

Thanks to Marie Coan for the lyrics.