publisher: ©Universal Music Publishing Group
writers: Kelly Jones
album: Track 4 in album First Step
release date: 1970
popularity : 18 users have visited this page.
genres: Rock
styles: Classic Rock
length: 5:44
vocal: Rod Stewart

Album Information

label: Warner Bros. Records
country(area): United States
format: 12" Vinyl
script: Latin

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(ronnie lane)
Once I was a stone many years ago
Time passed by, the pool ran dry, excavated was i.
By the hand of a man, who's name was dan

And my blade was broad, many years ago.
And I cut and I killed and was lost in a field,
Oh my.
Once I was a daisy, many years ago.
But I was et by a goat who fell in a moat and forgetting to float
But was relieved to find just how kind it all was.
Once I was a grub, many years ago.
But on the very first noon I became a cocoon that resembled a prune.
I shed my skins, and dried my wings, and I flew away.
Once I was a bullfrog, had to struggle for survival.
And once I was a myna bird, quoting verses from the bible,

But my master treat me cruel, a many years ago.
And hit it right 'cross my back to an almighty crack,

I was born unto a lady, many years ago.
Sent the devil a prayer and caused the parson to swear.

I've known good times and disaster.
The master is perfection, so he'll help us get there faster.


Track Listing

12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Wicked Messenger
  • 2 Devotion
  • 3 Shake, Shudder
  • 4 Stone
  • 5 Around the Plynth
  • 6 Flying
  • 7 Pineapple and the Monkey
  • 8 Nobody Knows
  • 9 Looking Out the Window
  • 10 Three Button Hand Me Down