You Wear It Well

I had nothing to do on this hot afternoon

But to settle down and write you a line

I’ve been meaning to phone you but from Minnesota

Hell, it’s been a very long time
You wear it well

A little old fashioned but that’s all rightWell, I suppose you’re thinking, “I bet he’s sinking

Or he wouldn’t get in touch with me”

Oh, I ain’t begging or losing my head

I sure do want you to know

That you wear it well

There ain’t a lady in the land so fine, oh myRemember them basement parties, your brother’s karate

The all-day rock and roll shows

Them homesick blues and radical views

Haven’t left a mark on youBut you wear it well

A little out of time but I don’t mindBut I ain’t forgetting that you were once mine

But I blew it without even tryin’

Now I’m eatin’ my heart out

Tryin’ to get a letter throughOh, since you’ve been gone it’s hard to carry onGonna write about the birthday gown that I bought in town

You sat down and cried on the stairs

You know it did not cost the earth, but for what it’s worth

You made me feel a millionaireAnd you wear it well

Madame Onassis got nothing on you

Anyway, my coffee’s cold and I’m getting told

I gotta get back to work

So when the sun goes down and you’re home all alone

Think of me and try not to laughAnd you wear it well

I don’t object if you call collect’Cause I ain’t forgetting that you were once mine

But I blew it without even tryin’

Now I’m eatin’ my heart out

Tryin’ to get back to youOh, I love you, I love you, I love you, I love youSay, after all this, I hope it’s the same address

Said, since you’ve been gone it’s hard to carry on