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Think Of Someone Else

from Drifter by Ian Bland

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I don’t think you really like me
truth is i don’t really care
i’m not trying to win you with pretty words
pretend this could go somewhere
I'm not going to bore you with problems
Idon’t want to hear your own
I'm not going to ask for your number
I don’t want to take you home

I won’t try to fool you with flattery
I haven’t got the style
and i promise i won’t make promises
i just want to sit here awhile
i’ll leave you alone, just say the word
there are plenty of men you could choose
and you might even pick up a winner
depending how much you’re prepared to lose

i know i couldn’t really blame you
if you had me thrown out of this place
here’s a man you’ve never met before
wants to give you someone else's face
maybe it’s what i’ve been drinking
maybe tonight’s a full moon
maybe the band has been playing
too many melancholy tunes

i can’t tell you i’m lonely
i’m as happy as anyone here
hey i just wanna lean on your shoulder
i don’t want to cry in your beer
I can't even give you a reason
why you should give me the time
but you could sit in this bar till judgement day
and hear nothing but hollow lines

don’t worry there’s no life story
i’m not out to make a big impression
i won’t ask a lot of questions
or make you hear a confession
i’m good for a laugh and a couple of drinks
don’t want anything more
and if someone takes your fancy
well you just pour me out the door

i know nothing’s gained by holding on
i’ve got no regrets
seems the more your heart remembers
the more your mind forgets
things slip through your fingers
but life keeps rolling on
it doesn’t mean you’ve lost someone
just means they’re gone

just want to hold somebody for a moment
sit beside someone and know they’re near
open memories no one else can enter
if that’s okay
I'm gonna think of someone else
and something special i let slip away


from Drifter, released April 1, 2007

Ian Bland - Vocals & Guitar
Mark Stanley - Drums & Percussion
John Edgar - Bass
Bill Canty - Keyboards
Peter Anderson - Button Accordion
Dan Warner - Backing Vocals
Michael Barclay - Backing Vocals


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Ian Bland Melbourne, Australia

Ian Bland - Melbourne based singer songwriter - musical influences include country, celtic, and folk with stories drawn from rural and urban Australia

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