Lesson One

Album: The Outer Marker (2002)
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  • It's hard sometimes trying to be a geezer
    A good bloke
    Five pints down the local pub
    Laughing at a filthy joke
    And sleeping around
    Just so that you can brag about it
    You've got to get the crumpet
    So you can blow your own trumpet
    And talking about football
    When you couldn't really give a fuck
    About Owen being injured
    And Watford's run of bad luck
    And cheering when a fight breaks out
    Even though you're feeling sick
    As a parrot
    But like a donkey to a carrot
    You can't help yourself
    'cause any sign of weakness
    Could be used to inflict injuries
    By one of your so-called friends
    To hide his own insecurities
    And nothing to look forward to
    But daily stress and bringing home the bacon
    And thinking about the other half of your wages
    The tax man keeps taking
    Staying strong emotionally
    When your soul is breaking
    And wondering when you're making love to your wife
    Is it real or is she faking
    And could it be that the most important things in life
    Are getting lost or missed
    When you're playing it safe
    One of the lads
    And scared to take a risk

    It's so hard
    It's so hard
    And sometimes
    It's so hard
    It's so hard
    When you're scared

    Its hard sometimes trying to be a geezer
    A good lad
    With pressures to get on in life
    And turn out like your dad
    And getting a house, dog, kids, car
    The whole kit and caboodle
    And making out you can't cook
    Apart from pot noodle
    Treating your lady with sensitivity
    Without the boys finding out
    And keeping your feelings under wraps
    So she'll never know what you're about
    Trying to be different
    But the same
    And trying to follow the rules
    Of the new game
    Staring at the picture in the frame
    An easier time, smiles shine
    Now almost everything's changed.

    It's so hard
    It's so hard
    And sometimes
    It's so hard
    It's so hard
    When you're scared

    Well sometimes its so hard
    It's so hard
    It's so hard
    When you're scared to
    You're scared to
    You're scared to
    To take a risk
    To take a risk
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