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Magazine


Lyrics

"Magazine"
Music & Lyrics by Scott Cooley.

When prayers don’t get answered by heaven above

And it seems like all I’ve got is time

When there’s no one to fill my heart with love

When my mind’s eye is blind

To escape this emptiness I feel

I can fill my head with pretty pictures

It’s better that I read about things that are real

Instead of some made-up scripture


They’re merely objects of my desire, I have the will, but not the means


Magazine, things I’ll never be able to do

Magazine, every time I’ve got a case of the blues

Magazine, places I won’t ever go

Magazine, things I’ve always wanted to know

Magazine, stuff I’ll never be able to own

Magazine, dream of calling another place home

Travel without being heard or seen, magazine


Can’t really afford the monthly rate

I’ve been out of circulation

But it’s the stories that I can’t go without 

The trials and the tribulations

Can’t make it out to a bookstore

A newstand or coffee shop

But when it’s delivered to my mailbox

It’s a subscription I won’t ever stop


Architecture, travel, sports and wildlife, satire set me free


Magazine, things I’ll never be able to do

Magazine, every time I’ve got a case of the blues

Magazine, places I won’t ever go

Magazine, things I’ve always wanted to know

Magazine, stuff I’ll never be able to own

Magazine, dream of calling another place home

Travel without being heard or seen, magazine


Can’t throw away the old volumes

Stacks of fantasies against the wall

They’re the closest I’ll get to the real thing

These dreams, I paid for them all

All it is is just ink and paper

And every month it’s sent to my home

But it brings the rest of the world to me

All the places I’ll never roam


All I can do is sit alone and daydream, and live my life vicariously


Magazine, things I’ll never be able to do

Magazine, every time I’ve got a case of the blues

Magazine, places I won’t ever go

Magazine, things I’ve always wanted to know

Magazine, stuff I’ll never be able to own

Magazine, dream of calling another place home

Travel without being heard or seen, magazine


No one can ever take away my dreams, magazine


Copyright © ℗ 2014 by Scott Cooley. All rights reserved.

Magazine
Album cover photo by Richard Cooley
Song from the album Used To Be Good Looking
Position Track # 11
Duration 5:30
Released June 21st, 2014
Label Scott Cooley Records
Format CD, MP3, FLAC, OGG
Genre Americana, jazz
Studio Scott Cooley Music Productions
Producer Scott Cooley
Songwriter words and music by Scott Richard Cooley
Publisher Scott Richard Cooley Music Publishing, ASCAP
Personnel Scott Cooley - vocals, acoustic guitar & bass, drums & percussion
Track Chronology
"Happily Mad"


(#10)
"Magazine"


(#11)
"Goin' Up To Leadville"

(#12)
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Brief Description

A jazzy song about a melancholy man who doesn't get out much, but explores the world via reading magazines, and perhaps spends too much time yearning for a lifestyle that isn't realistic.  The kind of person who treasures magazines too much and saves them after reading them.

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