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Songs: Things I Don't Have To Worry About

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One joy of getting older
Is all the doors that shut
So many opportunities
I don't have to take up
So much I can say no to
I'm on a different path
When fate comes calling at my door
I'll be in the bath

And now I don't have to worry about
Understanding statistics
I don't have to worry about
Learning to ski
I don't have to worry about
Taking up piano
I don't have to worry about
Being an MP

I used to wonder
If I was missing out
But now I know I'm not
Without a shadow of a doubt
I've seen all the support bands
I've read those tricky books,
I've learnt VB and SQL
And that's enough

And now I don't have to worry about
Appreciating Jazz
I don't have to worry about
Inventing vegan fish
I don't have to worry about
Professional Badminton
I don't have to worry about
Learning to knit

There are seas I wish to sail
And mountains I would climb
But I will have more chance if I
Do not misuse my time
So sorry to sign languange and
Riding a motorbike
I'll be busy doing something else that I
Actually like

Because I don't have to worry about
The rules of Poker
I don't have to worry about
A career in stand-up comedy
I don't have to worry about
Doing teacher training
I don't have to worry about
Annoying Paul McCartney
I don't have to worry about
Getting bongo drums
I don't have to worry about
Going to Vietnam
I don't have to worry about
Learning how beat match
I don't have to worry about
Making my own jam
I don't have to worry about
Ending this song



Published by Wipe Out Music Publishing

An unexpected side effect of going on tour with Mr Matt Tiller in 2019 was that I wrote a whole bunch of new songs - I was trying to play different stuff every night, and had included most of the new songs I'd written in the previous couple of years in my Big Song List, but other ones kept popping out of my BRANE!

This one is based on a feeling I'd noticed over the past couple of years. Previously I'd felt like it was my responsibility to do EVERYTHING, so that for instance one day I would be a teacher AND be an MP AND (somehow) have a career as an actor - basically all the DREAMS from childhood which I still thought I had to pursue, but these days I realise that, actually, I don't, and this then carries on to all the OTHER things I don't have time to get around to. It's a rather wonderful RELEASE, so I sat down and wrote about it!


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