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A Curious Man

This song is by Beau and appears on the album Fly The Bluebird (2014).

He knew what he meant, but he never could say.
When he told everybody, they all turned away.
He left without touching the hem of the crowd;
He was maybe too stupid or even too proud.
But then he came and he whispered to me -
A serious, curious nonentity.

I listened to him, and as he began
I realised that here was a serious man.
He quoted from Nietzsche, he quoted from Jung;
He read from the thoughts of Mao Tse Tung.
But all the time, I knew him to be
A serious, curious nonentity.

He talked of his life and of people he'd known.
He told of the things his experience had shown.
He stuck to my side like a Siamese twin;
He often grew tired, but he never gave in -
Not that anybody could see -
The serious, curious nonentity.

It's a long time ago, but I'll never forget
The glow in the light of his last cigarette;
The laughter that followed the end of the joke;
It seemed to get lost in the circular smoke
Ring he blew so effortlessly -
The serious, curious nonentity.

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