Anybody Will Do

Notes:
Kind of a spirited folk song with fast strummin’ acoustic guitar and driving lyrics. It was originally even longer but didn’t say anything more so I’ve made some cuts.


Once upon a time I was a lonely man
I was a-runnin’ and a-searching all across the land
I was a-lookin’ for somebody for to take my hand
But you know things just didn’t work out like I planned

     Lookin’ for the girl I’d been dreamin’ of
     I was a-lookin’ for the woman sent from heaven above
     Then I met you and finally fell in love

So, I wanted you to stay forever by my side
And I would get down on my knees if you would be my bride
You know we both were so happy I could have cried
Until I found out that I'd been taken for a ride

     Well, girl, you know that I don’t mean to be unkind
     But lookin’ back now I think I must have been blind
     Because you were not exactly the woman I had in mind

          Feel so bad I know I could scream
          Because I once had an impossible dream
          You know that I believed in everybody’s fantasy
          That there’s a one and only woman in the world for me, but baby
          Since I’ve had you, anybody will do

Honey, I remember when I saw your face
It had the beauty of an angel’s and so full of grace
You know you took my heart up on a trip through outer space
And everything I had been looking for was in its place

     I asked you to come home with me because I knew
     That once we got alone I’d see the real you
     But when we got there my wish came all too true

          Took so long to find me a girl
          Because I was wrong about the ways of the world
          I was a-lookin’ for somebody who would hold me tight
          And I thought for every man one woman was right, but baby
          Since I’ve had you, anybody will do

Everybody listen what I have to say
If you are looking for perfection in a love today
You know your life will be a waste till you are old and gray
So you might as well take whatever comes your way

     Well, people, you know I don’t mean to be unfair
     But thinking how other women might compare
     There must be someone better, someday, somehow, somewhere

          Feel so bad I know I could scream
          Because I once had an impossible dream
          You know that I believed in everybody’s fantasy
          That there’s a one and only woman in the world for me, but baby
          Since I’ve had you, anybody will do