One Hit Wonder

by lewis knudsen

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I could buy a home
I could buy a boat
Pay my college loans and have enough to stay afloat
People wouldn't bother me
Soon as I walk out the door
They'd just smile once in a while like they'd seen me before

Yeah I could live downtown
Hang out in public, even at the mall
Yeah I might not mind being a one hit wonder at all

I would start something new
Reinvent myself
Find that the magic is gone and watch it die right on the shelf
The five star reviews
Disappear overnight
But I wouldn't be in the gossip magazines and that would be alright

Yeah the fame would fade
But life would be mostly relaxing and calm
It might not be so bad being a one hit wonder at all

I could move somewhere
Where no one knows or cares
On a sandy little beach
Get a summer home there
Maybe move to the city
Volunteer to teach
The kids they'd treat me like such a star but the next class would not remember me

Maybe start a restaurant
Or get the band back together and tour small towns with them all
I guess I wouldn't really mind being a one hit wonder at all

I could tour for a while
With a bigger name
The crowds just wanna hear that one song, played the exactly same way
Then I would have to watch
While the fire slowly dies away

You can call me a sellout
I don't care what you say
And I'm also pretty sure
You would do the same

If you could pay off your house
Send your kids to a private college in the fall
Yeah I'll bet you wouldn't really mind being a one hit wonder at all


released April 8, 2018


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lewis knudsen Rock Island, Illinois

Lewis Knudsen is a mixed-genre, multi-instrumentalist songwriter based in Rock Island, IL (Quad Cities).

In 2018 Lewis wrote and released a new song each week, while touring regionally in the midwest, and is currently working on plans for a new album in 2020
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