banjo man lyrics – genesis

gimme a song i know, something i can relate to
people never criticise the way i play
show me the way to go, i need to make a breakthrough
i don’t think that i can wait another day

it’s putting years on me, i’m a young man going grey
i don’t believe that i can wait another day

this simple melody is all i have
i make my living that way
i make good friends that way
ooh, i really can make no sense of it, as hard as i try
is it something i do wrong please won’t you tell me why
people all seem to like it and no one knows about it more than i

i met a man today who walked in my direction
stopped took off his hat and lit a cigarette
he listened carefully to what i had been playing
he threw a coin into my hat and walked away

always play just what they want me to
everybody wants the same song
if only i could do it in my own way
i feel such emotion, emotion, ooh, emotion, emotion, ooh

say gimme a song i know, something i can relate to
and no one wants to criticise the way i play
i should just say no and play them what i want to
cos i don’t think that i can wait another day

it’s putting years on me, i’m a young man going grey
i don’t believe that i can wait another day

this simple melody is all i have
i make my living that way
i make good friends that way
they feel my emotion, emotion, ooh, ooh
emotion, emotion, ooh

/ genesis lyrics