On The Shelf/I’ve Been Left On The Shelf


There are two versions of lyrics for this song, both with the same music.


Words & Music: Jake Thackray

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On The Shelf

She's been left on the shelf, but don't go think she's broken-hearted.
Although she lives by herself, she's doesn't bother with tears in the morning...
She will fry the kipper, mash the tea,
look through the window and wish that she had company,
but nevertheless, she
gets by on her own :
there's just one chair underneath the table. She
eats her breakfast alone,
and she doesn't bother with tears.

People gossip and they say
that happiness is passing her by.
She's quite happy in her own small way,
although she tends to sigh a little...

She's been left on the shelf, but don't go guessing she's broken-hearted.
Although she lives by herself, she's got no time for tears in the afternoon...
She walks in the park, looks at the trees,
sniffs the lilies and she wishes she'd got company,
but nevertheless, she
gets by on her own :
feeds the ducks from the same old paper bag.
She walks home alone,
and she doesn't bother with tears.

People gossip and they say
that happiness is passing her by (goodbye).
She's quite happy in her own small way,
although she tends to sigh a little...

She's been left on the shelf, but don't go reckon she's broken-hearted.
Although she lives by herself, she's got no need for tears in the evening...
She will watch her telly regularly,
sip her Guinness and wish that she had company,
but nevertheless, she
gets by on her own :
talks in her sleep to her hot water bottle.
She, she wakes up alone,
but she doesn't bother with tears.
No need to bother with tears.
Why should she bother with tears ?


I’ve Been Left On The Shelf

I’ve been left on the shelf, but don't go think I’m broken-hearted.
Although I live by meself, I don’t shed many tears in the mornings…

I fry my kipper, mash my tea :
it would be nicer if someone could share it with me.
But, nevertheless, I
get by on my own :
there's just one chair underneath my table.
I eat my breakfast alone,
and I don’t shed many tears.

People gossip and they say
that happiness is passing me by.
I’m quite happy in my own small way,
although I sometimes cry a little…

I’ve been left on the shelf, but don't go think I’m broken-hearted.
Although I live by meself, I don’t shed many tears in the afternoons…
I walk in the park, under the trees,
and it would be nicer if someone could walk with me.
But, nevertheless, I
get by on my own :
I feed the ducks from a single paper bag.
I pick me flowers alone,
and I don’t shed many tears.

People gossip and they say
that happiness is passing me by.
I’m quite happy in my own small way,
although I sometimes cry a little...

I’ve been left on the shelf, but don't go think I’m broken-hearted.
Although I live by meself, I don’t shed many tears in the evenings…
I watch my telly regularly :
it would be nicer if someone could watch with me.
But, nevertheless, I
get by on my own :
I talk in my sleep to my hot-water bottle.
I drink my cocoa alone,
and I don’t shed many tears.
I don’t shed many tears.
I don’t shed many tears.

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