Finally Here Once

You were always cast as a tragedine
Dressing down, forever alone in the final scene
Half-empty house and not a stinking rose
You opened your mouth and the play it closed
On the backstage wall
No one bothered to sign

It read, I was finally here once
Well before your time
I was finally here once
Once upon a time

You were always cast as the tragedine
Dressing down, forever alone in the final scene
Backstage wall
No one bothered to sign
It read, I was finally here once
Well before your time
I was finally here once
Once upon a time

I was cast as a happy-go-lucky guy
Now I’ve been demoted, to an old, sad stay-inside
But on the backstage wall
With my boot I signed for us all
I shouted I was finally here once
Well before your time
Yes, I was finally here once
Well before my time
I was finally here once

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5 Comments

  1. jay 28.Aug.08 at 1:32 pm

    this song is like the sad unhappy ending to bastards of young.

  2. Jimdracula 28.Aug.08 at 4:31 pm

    …or could be “Achin’ to be” all growed up & miserable…
    “Achin’ to be Finally Here Once.”

  3. jaytaco 28.Aug.08 at 4:56 pm

    Yes, I prefer that.

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  5. Jake 30.Jul.09 at 4:04 pm

    Such great lyrics…classic Westerberg

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