Like Jeanne McGuire

Sometimes I get lost in silly daydreams

Like in the bank doing the money routine

I like looking at the bank V.P.

Even though I know she canít see me.

She wears a business suit and a big diamond ring

Except on Fridays Ė itís a casual thing

In her mind everythingís black and white

You canít be a stripper, but pianoís alright.

She knows all about loans

Fax machines and cellular phones

How to say yes and sometimes no

How to say goodbye and without saying hello

Thereís a pleasant even-handedness I admire

I wish I had a friend like Jeanne McGuire.

I wish I had a friend like Jeanne McGuire

Oh, where can I find one?

I wish I had a friend like that.

But I took the wrong turn on the road

The heavy side of the load

Got in the longest line at the store

I looked at strike three; I thought it was ball four.

I wonder why Iím not there instead of where I am

Swimming with the sharks, my finger in the dam

Living on the edge for so many years

Heart on my sleeve, cryiní crocodile tears.

I really toss and turn at night

Iím old enough to know that this is not right

And Iím embarrassed to wake up with this midnight desire

But I wish I had a friend like Jeanne McGuire

I wish I had a friend like Jeanne McGuire

Oh, where can I find one?

I wish I had a friend like Jeanne McGuire

Yeah, I want a friend like that.

Well maybe itís a crush so Iíll keep it hush hush

Wouldnít want to cause an uncomfortable blush

Guess Iíll throw some water on this schoolboy fire

Better redirect this misplaced desire.

Everybody needs and everybody wants

A friend like Jeanne McGuire

I wish I had a friend like Jeanne McGuire

Banastre Tarleton

September 1999 Ė Revised February 13, 2002

NO. 192

 

Discography and Recording Info:

BTB "Walking Amongst The Ashes" CD (Unreleased)

 

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