Listening to Levon    (video)    (intro)

 

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1.     I was sitting with Mary        in my dad’s blue Valiant,

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    rain was coming down and the radio was playing.

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    And Mary was talking a million miles a minute,

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    I could not hear one word         she was saying.

 

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    ‘Cause I was lost I was gone        listening to Levon,

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    in another world, oh,       in another place.

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    I was lost, I was gone,       listening to Levon,

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    I was looking in Mary’s eyes,        but I was listening to Levon,

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    oh yeah.

 

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2.       Mary’s hair was black         that much I remember,

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    Mary’s skin was smooth,       I remember that, too.

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    And she’d open her eyes, sometimes when she kissed me,

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    I don’t know why she did that,             maybe Mary knew ...

 

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    That I was lost I was gone         listening to Levon,

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    in another place, oh,        in some other world.

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    Yeah, I was lost, I was gone,         listening to Levon,

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    I was looking at the girl,        but I was listening to Levon,

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    oh yeah.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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    I changed her name       to protect the innocent.

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    I might have even lied about the car.

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    But this is just to say I’m sorry if I hurt you,

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    but Mary if you’re out there ‘cause you know - - - who you are.

G

    Sorry baby !

 

+ instrumental = verse 3, lines 1 to 4

 

    C                               Am              F                             C

3.     Well, it serves me right, if you can’t even hear me singing,

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    if you tuned me out a long time ago.

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    And it serves me right, if you already changed the station,

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    and you’re listening right now         to that ol’ boy on the radio.

 

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    And you’re lost, and you’re gone        listening to Levon,

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    in another world, oh,        from some other place.

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    Are you lost, are you gone        listening to Levon ?

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     Is there a smile upon your face       while you’re listening to Levon.

 

(orig. = capo 5th)    (Marc Cohn)