Dennis by Pete Ham

DENNIS (Pete Ham)
[from Wish You Were Here LP - recorded 1974 - released U.S. 1974]
[from Wish You Were Here CD - recorded 1974 - released U.S. 2004, 2007, 2013]

Deeper waters flowed
Recently it showed
Trying to cover your head
Trying to frighten you
Trying to fight with you
Really getting you scared
But don't you worry, you love of mine
Pretty soon it will all be fine
And we'll just go on

Higher hills to climb
Climbing all the time
Trying to find a way through
Falling down again, on the ground again
Wondering what you can do
But don't you worry, you love of ours
They look like weeds, but they're really flowers
And they'll soon be gone

You won't stand up, you won't sit down
Your head's a mile above the ground
And though we tend to scold you now
I couldn't start to tell you how
We couldn't start to tell you how
There's just no way to say how much we love you

You, little Dennis, you
You're full of new surprise
Love you
You, little Dennis with the rascal in your eyes
You're a prize

It could be bad, it could be worse
You're taking out your mother's purse
And though you cried when you got told
The money there was for the old
To keep their dogs from getting cold
The only thing that can't be sold is love

You, little Dennis, you
You're full of new surprise
Love you
You, little Dennis with the rascal in your eyes

Will you pick up your toys?
Will you be a good boy?
Will you please?
Please?

There's a way
There's a way
If you'll play
If you'll stay

There's a way through
There's a way to
Take away blue
Take away blue

There's a way
There's a way
If you'll play
If you'll stay

There's a way through
There's a way to
Take away blue
Take away blue

There's a way
There's a way
If you'll play
If you'll stay

There's a way through
There's a way to...

lyrics transcribed by Tom Brennan

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