Advanced Beginner

after years to figure it all out
thought we'd be some kind of experts now
don't know 'bout you, but as for me
i'm still lost at sea, and a lousy swimmer

baby i will always be an advanced beginner
yes, forever, and always an advanced beginner

look at me learning the ropes again
as a lover, brother, father, friend
a fledgling flame, a burnt breadwinner
a freshman saint, a sophomore sinner

baby i will always be an advanced beginner
that's the level meant for me, an advanced beginner

i've been taught, and i've been trained
guess i ain't got the braun, guess i ain't got the brains
still i'd thought at least by now
i'd have been promoted anyhow, but no

baby i have always been an advanced beginner
'magine that four decades in, not once a winner
no, the whole time, every spring, every summer fall and winter
i have found, i'm, yes, year round, an advanced beginner
though maybe, um, everyone's an advanced beginner
yeah, from see to shining sea just advanced beginners
all that's clear, son's, this guy here's one advanced beginner
yes forever and always an advanced beginner

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