You Wear It Well

Rod Stewart

I had nothing to do on this hot afternoon
but to settle down and write you a line
I been meaning to phone ya, but from Minnesota
Hell, it's been a very long time

You wear it well
A little old fashioned but that's all right

I suppose you're thinking how Betty's thinking
or she wouldn't get in touch with me
For I ain't begging or losing my head
I sure do want you to know

That you wear it well
There ain't a lady in a land so fine oh my

Remember their basement parties,
your brothers courted
All day rock and roll shows
the homesick blues and the radical views
haven't left a mark on you

You wear it well
A little loud at times but I don't mind

But I ain't forgetting that you were once mine
but I blew it without even trying
Now I'm eating my heart out
trying to get a letter through

Since you've been gone it's hard to carry your weight
I want to write about the birthday gown that I bought in town
that you sat down and cried on the stands
You knew it didn't cost me up, but for what it's worth
you made me feel like a millionaire

and you wear it well
Madame Onassis got nothing on you

When my copies cold
and I'm being told
that I gotta go back to work
So when the sun goes low
and you're home alone
try not to think of me and laugh

and I wear it well
I don't mind if you call collect

But I ain't forgetting that you were once mine
but I blew it without even trying
Now I'm eating my heart out
trying to get back to you

Since that's been said, what's left to address? cha cha cha super cha

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Helen Rose <hrose-web@ckdhr.com>
Last modified: Thu Feb 29 14:19:12 1996