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I Wanna Learn a Love Song

This song is by Harry Chapin and appears…


I come fresh from the street, fast on my feet,
Kinda crass and corny.
Not much meat on my bones and a whole lotta loans
And more than a little bit horny.

The old six string was all i had, to keep my belly still.
And for each full hour lesson i gave,
I got a crisp ten dollar bill.

You see, she was married for seven years,
To a concrete castle king.
She said she wanted to learn to play the guitar
And to hear her children sing.
So i'd show up about once a week in my faded tight legged jeans
With a back log full of hobo stories and delapadated dreams.

So i tried to teach her a couple of chords And an easy melody
But it always turned out she'd rather listen to my guitar and me.
I could hear her old man laughing in the den
Playing stud poker with the boys
While i sang so soft in the living room, too scared to make much noise.

I came one week, the den was dark and she met me at the door.
And we sat on the couch and we sang and talked till i could not sing no more.
You know the silence kept in building
Her eyes grew much too wide
And i could hear both of our heart beats, but there was no place to hide.

She said i wanna learn a love song
Full of happy things
She said i wanna learn a love song
Wont you let me hear you sing
She said i wanna learn a love song
I wanna hear you play
She said i wanna learn a love song
Before you go away.

I guess you know what happened
God i, I never been so clean
I feel like i'm workin in a Hollywood movie
Or living out a good bad dream.
And all them pin up girls in that tinsle world
Never touched me like she can.
It took another mans wife in the real world life to make this boy a man.

She said i wanna learn a love song
Full of happy things
She said i wanna learn a love song
Wont you let me hear you sing
She said i wanna learn a love song
I wanna hear you play
She said i wanna learn a love song
Before you go away.

I guess you know i stayed.

Written by:

Harry Chapin

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