You're Asking Me

Ray Davies, released on Working Man's Café (solo) © Davray Music Ltd. 2007

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You're asking me, "what's it leading to?

Will we live a long life, will it treat us fair?"

No point asking me because I haven't got a clue

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You're asking me, "will it be alright?"

If you're asking me don't take my advice

And don't make me responsible

For you living your life

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I could say there will be laughter, you will never cry

I could just as easily go tell a lie, couldn't I, yeah

What would come after, that would be unwise

If that's what you really want

Then get a life, get a life, get a life

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You're asking me, "will it be alright?"

Because I've been around, I have the insight

And I was there the first time so I must know what it's like

If you're asking me, don't take my advice

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Do we learn from all the questions that we ask

Do we listen to the past, we never do

It's up to you to go and make your own mistakes

Have a go and break a leg

But please don't come home crying when you do

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You're asking me, don't take my advice

Because I've been there before

Doesn't come to pass

That I have all the answers to the questions that you ask

I'm telling you because you're asking me

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Anyway, what am I supposed to say

Could say everything is really brilliant

Anything to make your worries disappear

Put your conscience in the clear

And make you think there's nothing left to fear

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You're asking me, "what's it leading to?

Will we live a long life, will it treat us fair?"

No point asking me because I wasn't even there

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First time around it was really grand

But inside something said to me

Go get a life, get a life

Now that I'm here I can't understand

Why anyone is asking me, if I could give a damn

I could say there will be laughter, you will never cry

I could just as easily go tell a lie, couldn't I?

Then what would come after, that would be unwise

If that's what you really want then

Get a life, get a life, get a life

If you're asking me, don't take my advice

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