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give me a story
(tale of a lifetime)

give me a story
(tale of a lifetime)

(tale)
(tale)

he was a sailor
he was captain of his ship
and his arms were painted and strong
he had his work
and he had his friends
there was only one thing that was wrong

well, he had a change of mind
he could no longer use
what he knew he didn't choose
well, he had a change of body
and that's all that he wants you to know

give me a story
a reason to tell
a tale of a lifetime
something that is real

give me a story
like a long lost friend
cause that's all he ever wanted
and that's all he ever did

now he's a woman
he thought life could go on
but his ship was taken away, hm (tale)
he's still a captain
and his arms are still strong
but they don't like the dress that he wears

oh yes, they had a change of mind
they could no longer know
how the wind was gonna blow

he had a change of body
and that's all he ever wanted to be, oh

give me a story
a reason to tell
a tale of a lifetime
something I can feel
I've often wondered what these things are for
on a cold night by the harbour

life in a bottle, well well
was never so hard, oh no it never was, mm-hm
all the waves of his passion
had to break out from under the glass, oh
with all of the pressure

oh
well
give me a story
a reason to tell
tale of a lifetime
something that is real, yes
give me a story
no beginning and no end
cause that's all he ever wanted
and that's all he ever did
and that's all he ever wanted, well well
and that's all he ever did, hm-mm
and that's all he ever wanted
and that's all he ever did

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from 18 Carat Garbage Demos, released April 21, 2014
written by Billie Ray Martin / Jon Tiven / Sally Tiven (Touch Tones Music / Jon Tiven Music, BMI / Sally Tiven Music, BMI)
lyrics by Billie Ray Martin

musicians: Jon and Sally Tiven
production: Jon Tiven

recorded at various bedroom facilities in Great Britain and the USA

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