Lyrics to
Legend In Your Own Time

Released by Carly Simon in 1971
From the Album: Anticipation |

This version of Legend In Your Own Time was released by Carly Simon in 1971.

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Well I have know you
Since you were a small boy
And your mama used to say
My boy is gonna grow up and be
Some kind of leader some day.

Then you’d turn on the radio
And sing with the singer in the band
And your mama would say to you
This isn’t exactly what she had planned.

But you’re a legend in your own time
A hero in the footlights
Playin’ tunes to fit your rhyme
But a legends only a lonely boy
When he goes home alone.

And although I know you
Still have the heart of that small boy
Well, you lend it out far too much
And no one woman loving you
Can ever tell if you’ve been really touched.

Then you turn on the radio
And sing with the singer in the band
And think kind of sadly to yourself
This isn’t exactly what you had planned.

But you’re a legend in your own time
A hero in the footlights
Playin’ tunes to fit your rhyme
But a legends only a lonely boy
When he goes home alone.


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Carly Simon has released many songs over the years besides Legend In Your Own Time. Carly Simon released songs from 1971 to 2008 spanning across albums like Carly Simon, Anticipation, No Secrets, Hotcakes, Playing Possum, Another Passenger, Boys In The Trees, Spy, Come Upstairs, Torch, Hello Big Man, Spoiled Girl, Coming Around Again, Working Girl, Have You Seen Me Lately, My Romance, This Is My Life, Letters Never Sent, Film Noir, The Bedroom Tapes, Piglet's Big Movie, Christmas Is Almost Here Again, Moonlight Serenade, Into White, and This Kind Of Love. Decade Lyrics has over lyrics & songs by Carly Simon.

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The lyrics to Legend In Your Own Time are the words, verses and chorus for the song released by Carly Simon in 1971. Elements of the lyrics to Legend In Your Own Time are both direct in meaning and also metaphorical with the real meanings of the song only known by Carly Simon and any collaborating writers working on the lyrics for Legend In Your Own Time back when it was created.

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