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This song is about a dissolute guitar teacher. And Wittgenstein.

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You've come to learn guitar today
This relic from an antique age
Is going to teach you how to play
Before his wits have gone astray

When he was young he played with ease
He played the birds down from the trees
His dulcet tones the girls did please
He played the strong men to their knees

Hmm

He once had lived his life so fast
A self-professed iconoclast
His sunken eyes now gawk aghast
With nostalgic sickness for the past

How could he turn the other cheek?
The world could inherit the meek
They're ripe, they stink, they smell, they reek
For none posses his fine technique

Oh

The man he struggles to make clear
Through the cigarettes and beer
The difference, my tone deaf dear
Between what you play and what you hear

So I will not reveal to you
A positive conclusive proof
You must divine the shape of it through
What I tell you not to do

Oh

Oh

Hoo

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from 7 songs about eric clapton, released July 4, 2015

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