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One More Broken Thing

Has anyone here seen my old friend?

He used to play guitar.

He had the style, he had the heart.

He could have been better than most of them

but he never made the stars.

Someone said they might have seen

someone who might have been him

stumbling in a haze again

looking kind of beat on a dead-end street

down near where the junk man is.

The junk man, he will sell you things,

things you don't need to buy --

a broken doll that always cries,

a clock with broken springs,

a bird with broken wings,

a broken pair of dice.

And so I guess my friend is gone

and I'm remembering a song I once heard him sing.

But if I have the song

all that the junk man's got

is one more broken thing.

Rough cut video posted to YouTube 3/7/09. Click here to watch that video. There's also a lyric video which you can watch by clicking here. You can buy the studio version of this song from Amazon, or you can get the tune, as well as other tracks from the Who Said What CD, from iTunes or CD Baby. You can also buy a copy of the Who Said What CD from CD Baby, if you prefer music in that form.

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