Insider's Guide To Life

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"Insider's Guide To Life"
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Atwater Afternoon cover
Song by American Music Club from the album Atwater Afternoon
Released 2008
Format CD
Label Undertow Music
Writer(s) Steve Didelot
Atwater Afternoon track listing
  1. "City Lights"
  2. "All My Love"
  3. "For The Good Times"
  4. "I'm Your Puppet"
  5. "Long Long Walk"
  6. "Little Joy"
  7. "One Step Ahead"
  8. "Who You Are"
  9. "All The Lost Souls Welcome You To San Francisco"
  10. "Insider's Guide To Life"
  11. "Hello Amsterdam"
  12. "Home"
  13. "Western Sky"

"Insider's Guide To Life" is the 10th song on American Music Club's 2008 tour CD, Atwater Afternoon. The song was written by written by Steve Didelot and sung by Mark Eitzel.

Lyrics

Years ago I went out and some damaged old guy said,
"Boy, you look uneasy"
And we stepped out for a smoke
And as I turned to leave, he said he had something for me
So he handed me a book, with sorrow in his eyes
And the title seemed so good, it was The Insider's Guide To Life
And I asked him if this book ever did him any good
He said, "I never read it son, but I really think you should"

All it did was gather dust
I tried to read it but it seemed so heavy
I dragged it everywhere so that someday I could read it
It would reveal itself to me

He handed me a book with sorrow in his eyes
And the title seemed so good, it was '"The Insider's Guide To Life
And I asked him if this book ever did him any good
He said, "I never read it son, but I really think you should"

Years later I met a younger man
I said, "Boy, you look so uneasy"
And I handed him a book, with sorrow in my eyes
And the title seemed so good, it was The Insider's Guide To Life
And he asked me if this book ever did me any good I said, "I never read it son, but I really think you should"

Personnel

  1. Mark Eitzel - vocals, guitar
  2. Vudi - guitar
  3. Steve Didelot - bass
  4. Sean Hoffman - drums

References