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A Song For You

from Still Loving You [1986] by Tom Robinson



Tribute to a friend and mentor
Alexis Korner - founding father
of the UK blues scene


Walk on by - please don't cry
Not one teardrop for me
Honey 'cos your time ain't long
I can't hear words you say
See your eyes and turn away
So this can't be where I belong

You say you love me - and you're fair
And the light shines in your hair
But it makes no difference to what we know
Pretty baby it's time to go back home
And think it over - all day long
Just think it over - you know it's wrong
It's not the kind of loving
To make a weak man strong

Close your eyes - count to ten
When you open them again
Chances are that I'll be gone
It's no use to explain
All those same old things again
They're no use to dwell upon

Those old mistakes we think we made
But when all is said and done
We're just afraid to say goodbye
But there really is no reason why
We should hang on - another day
As time goes on - and rolls away
Into the past - and there we stay.


from Still Loving You [1986], released January 31, 2013
Written by Alexis Korner n 1969 under the title To Whom It May Concern. My recollection is that he later changed it to simply A Song For You.

Tom Robinson - vocals/acoustic guitar
Adrian Legg - steely guitar 11


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Tom Robinson (b.1950) is a UK songwriter & broadcaster first known in the 70s as an anti-racist and LGBT campaigner. He released 19 albums between 1975-2001 with various bands and has co-written songs with Elton John, Peter Gabriel, Dan Hartman and Manu Katché. He's an award-winning presenter at BBC Radio 6 Music, and released Only The Now (his first album in 19 years) in October 2015. ... more

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