If I Knew

from Levity & Novelty by Brian Woodbury

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V E R S E 1
Don’t know much about biology
I’ve forgotten all my history
Couldn’t pass a whiskey bar exam
That’s the kind of person that I am

What made the universe, I wouldn’t know
I wasn’t there a thousand years ago
Ain’t that much that I know much about
All goes in one ear and right back out

C H O R U S 1
I do the best that I can do
And maybe I don’t have a clue
But would it be a better world if I knew?
A truly better world if I knew?

V E R S E 2
Sure, I learned about the birds and bees
I know what makes my Hyundai go is keys
I get that dirt is down and stars are up
Sixty-four ounces in my super cup

I know statistics for my favorite teams
And stuff I read [past tense] off of some Facebook memes
Like lawyers cheat and politicians lie
The news is fake, but I can’t tell you why

C H O R U S 2
I do the best that I can do
And maybe I don’t have a clue
And would it be a better world if I knew?
A truly better world if I knew?

B R I D G E
You can tell me I’m dumb
But smart is over-rated
And I don’t care what you say
Besides it isn’t my fault
That I’m not educated.
Hey, I was just born this way

V E R S E 3
Don't know much about the dinosaurs
But I’m sure they're not my ancestors
I don't hold with so-called expertise
Spell my plurals with apostrophes

Science – that’s just theories you can’t prove
Climates that warm and continents that move
Your facts will not convince me, please don’t try
My ignorance – that is my alibi

C H O R U S 3
’Cause when I see what you go through
For knowing all you know is true
It wouldn’t be better world if I knew
To have to see from your point of view
And realize all the work left to do
I guess I’d rather I never knew

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from Levity & Novelty, released February 1, 2020
vocals & bass: Brian Woodbury; guitars & arrangement: Marc Muller; drums: Mark Pardy

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Brian Woodbury Los Angeles, California

Brian Woodbury is a Los Angeles composer, lyricist and bandleader who writes musicals, post-modern jazz compositions, quirky pop, country songs and music for children's TV.

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