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"Legend In Your Own Time"

(As recorded by Carly Simon)
CARLY SIMON

Well I have known you since you were a small boy
And your mama used to say well my boy is gonna grow up
And be some kind of leader someday
Then you turn on the radio and sing with the singer in the band
Your mama would say to you
This isn't exactly what we had planned.

But you're a legend in your own time
A hero in the footlights
Playing tunes to fit your rhyme
But a legend's only a lonely boy
When he goes home alone.

And though I know you still have the heart of that small boy
Well you lend it out far too much
And no one woman loving you can ever feel that
She's really been touched
Then you turn on the radio and sing with the singer in the band
And think kind of sadly to yourself
This isn't exactly what you had planned.

But you're a legend in your own time
A hero in the footlights
Playing tunes to fit your rhyme
But a legend's only a lonely boy
When he goes home alone.

Well a legend's only a lonely boy
When he goes home alone.

Hmm, hmm
Hmm, hmm
Hmm, hmm
Hmm, hmm.

(c) Copyright 1971 by Quackenbush Music Ltd.

- SONG HITS, August 1972.

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