Song of the Week: Nick Drake’s “One of These Things First.”

I could have been a sailor
Could have been a cook
A real live lover
Could have been a book
I could have been a signpost
Could have been a clock
As simple as a kettle
Steady as a rock

I could be
Here and now
I would be, I should be
But how?

I could have been
One of these things first
I could have been
One of these things first

I could have been your pillar
Could have been your door
I could have stayed beside you
Could have stayed for more
I could have been your statue
Could have been your friend
A whole long lifetime
Could have been the end

I could be
Yours so true
I would be
I should be
Through and through

I could have been
One of these things first
I could have been
One of these things first

I could have been a whistle
Could have been a flute
A real live giver
Could have been a boot
I could have been a signpost
Could have been a clock
As simple as a kettle
Steady as a rock

I could be
Even here
I would be, I should be
So near
I could have been
One of these things first
I could have been

One of these things first

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