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You Wear It Well (Live - Leicester, England, 12/4/76 - Lyrics

I had nothing to do
on this hot afternoon
but to settle down
and write you a line.
i've been meaning to phone you,
but from minnesota,
hell it's been a very long time,
you wear it well,
a little old fashioned
but that's all right.
Well i suppose you're thinking i bet he's sinking
or he wouldn't get in touch with me.
oh i ain't begging or losing my head.
i sure do want you to know that you wear it well,
there ain't a lady in the land so fine.
Remember those basement parties, your brother's karate,
the all day rock and roll shows.
them homesick blues and radical view
haven't left a mark on you, you wear it well,
a little out of time, but i don't mind.
But i ain't forgetting that you were once mine,
but i blew it without even tryin'.
now i'm eatin' my heart out,
tryin' to get a letter through.
(tryin' to get back to you.)
Since you've been gone it's hard to carry on.
i'm gonna write about the birthday gown that i bought in town,
when you sat down and cried on the stairs.
you knew it did not cost the earth, but for what it's worth.
you make me fell a millionaire and you wear it well.
madame onassis got nothing on you.
And when my coffee's cold and i'm getting told
that i gotta get back to work,
so when the sun goes low and you're home all alone,
think of me and try not to laugh and i'll wear it well.
i don't object if you call collect,
'cos i ain't forgetting that you were once mine.

Writer(s): Rod Stewart, Martin Quittenton

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