Many of my ‘songs I like but you might not have heard’ posts are from fairly recent times.
This one is different. It goes all the way back to 1969. It is Fleetwood Mac in one of its early line ups, long before the ‘Rumours’ Buckingham and Nicks days.
When I came across it for the first time at some point much later, it was like an electric shock. It seemed to have been written about me.
Some days acutely so.
Song written © Peter Green and performed by Fleetwood Mac
This post © the author writing as Romantic Dominant
“Man Of The World”
They say I’m a man of the world
I’ve flown across every tide
And I’ve seen lots of pretty girlsI guess I’ve got everything I need
I wouldn’t ask for more
And there’s no one I’d rather be
But I just wish that I’d never been born
And I need a good woman
To make me feel like a good man should
I don’t say I’m a good man
Oh, but I would be if I could
I could tell you about my life
And keep you amused I’m sure
About all the times I’ve cried
And how I don’t want to be sad anymore
And how I wish I was in love