nothing rhymed lyrics – tom jones

if i give up the seat i’ve been saving
to some elderly lady or man
am i being a good boy
am i your pride and joy
mother please, if you’re pleased. say i am

and if while in the course of my duty
i perform an unfortunate take
would you punish me so, unbelievably so ?
never again will i make that mistake

this feeling inside me could never deny me
the right to be wrong if i choose
and this pleasure i get
from say, winning a bet
is to lose

when i’m drinking my bonaparte shandy
eating more than enough apple pies
will i glance at my screen and
see real human beings
starve to death –
right in front of my eyes

nothing old, nothing new, nothing ventured
nothing gained, nothing still-born or lost
nothing further than proof
nothing wilder than youth
nothing older than time
nothing sweeter than wine
nothing physically, recklessly, hopelessly blind
nothing i couldn’t say
nothing why ‘cos today
nothing rhymed

/ tom jones lyrics