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I Want to be Eight Again


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Jim's Note: This song is on Jim's first album, Sometimes I Wake Up Naked released July, 2002. Go to the Buy The CD page to purchase your copy. 

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JIM LESSES: lead vocal, guitar; JOHN MUNRO: mandolin; DON HOLDERNESSE: bass guitar, saxophone, shakers; RICHARD TONKIN: Accordion

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I Want to be Eight Again
© 2000, Jim Lesses. All Rights Reserved.
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I Want to be Eight Again, I want to be nine or ten,
G
I want to chase butterfly's under mountainous skies,
G
Collapse on the grass and then...
                  Am                           C
I want to be free of my troubles and woes,
             Am                    C
I want to dirty my favourite clothes,
             Am                           C
I want to lie on the ground; hear every sound,
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Kick at the sky with my toes.

                 G
I want to be eight again, I want to be nine or ten,
I want to be just like a child, that is happy and wild,
Go back to that moment when...
Every day was a pleasure reborn,
When the world didn’t threaten and warn,
When the thoughts in my head, were for stories I’d read,
And lived out each day on the lawn.
                 G
I want to be eight again, I want to be eight again.

CHORUS
              Am                      C
I want to live without any regrets,
       Am                                C
Stop counting what everyone gets,
Am                   C
Act like a clown; spin ‘round and ‘round,
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Follow the vapor of jets.
                  G
I want to be eight again, I want to be eight again.

BREAK USES 'G' CHORD ONLY - THEN...

              Am                      C
I want to live without any regrets,
       Am                                C
Stop counting what everyone gets,
Am                   C
Act like a clown; spin ‘round and ‘round,
D
Follow the vapor of jets...

                 G
I want to be eight again, I want to be nine or ten,
I want to sing out of tune, rhyme silvery moon,
With June or spoon, and then...
I want to shed all my covers and skins,
And remember when I had no sins!
Stop dragging my cross, forget profit and loss,
In a world where nobody wins!
I want to be eight again, I want to be eight again.

CHORUS

CODA:
                  Am             C                         Am           / C
I want to be eight again. I’ll even settle for nine or ten.
                  G
I want to be eight again.

 

JIM LESSES: Sometimes I Wake Up Naked

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