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Good Old Desk ...

by Harry Nilsson

Oowah Oowah ah ah ah-ah Oowah Oowah ah

My old desk does an arabesque,
in the morning when I first arrive.
It’s a pleasure to see
its waiting there for me
to keep my hopes alive.

Such a comfort to know
it’s got no place to go,
it’s always there.
It’s the one thing I’ve got,
a huge success,
my Good Old Desk.

My old desk never needs a rest,
and I’ve never once heard it cry.
I’ve never seen it tease,
it’s always there to please me
from nine to five.
Such a comfort to know,
its dependable and slow,
but it’s always there.
It’s the one friend I’ve got,
a giant of all times,
my Good Old Desk.

Oowah Oowah ah ah ah-ah Oowah Oowah ah

My old desk isn’t picturesque, 
but it’s happy as a desk can be. 
We never say a word,
but it’s perfectly alright with me.
For when my hearts feeling low,
I just open the drawer of my favorite desk.
And what do I see?
But a picture of me working at my Good Old Desk.

Oowah Oowah ah ah ah-ah Oowah Oowah ah

 

Harry perfromed Good Old Desk live on TVs Playboy After Dark.  When asked what the song was about by Hugh Heffner, Harry said it stood for G.O.D.  It is possible he was putting Hef on because previously he stated , he was sitting in his office at RCA trying to write songs one evening, couldn't think of anything to write about , looked at his desk and said to himself, I'll write a song about my desk.   May be it was a sign from GOD?

Roy Wood, of The Move, borrowed the bridge from 'Good Old Desk' for his song, 'Blackberry Way,' which became the group's only U.K. #1 hit.

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