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​Get It Right Next Time

This song is by Gerry Rafferty and appears on the album Night Owl (1979) and on the album Clowns to the Left, Jokers to the Right 1970-1982 (1997).

Out on the street, I was talking to a man
He said, "there's so much of this life of mine that I don't understand"
"You shouldn't worry," I said, "that ain't no crime
'Cause if you get it wrong, you'll get it right next time, next time"

You need direction, yeah, you need a name
When you're standing in the crossroads every highway looks the same
After a while, you can recognize the signs
So if you get it wrong you'll get it right next time, next time

Life is a liar, yeah, life is a cheat
It'll lead you on and pull the ground from underneath your feet
No use complaining, don't you worry, don't you whine
'Cause if you get it wrong, you'll get it right next time, next time

You got to grow, you got to learn by your mistakes
You got to die a little every day just to try to stay awake
When you believe there's no mountain you can climb
And if you get it wrong, you'll get it right next time, next time
Next time, hmm

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Gerry Rafferty