Who Sang When I Write the Book? Rockpile

Rockpile Seconds of Pleasure cover art
Release information
Release Date: 1980-10
Genre: Rock Blues Pop
Style: New Wave/Power Pop/Rock & Roll
length: 3:18
mixer: Aldo Bocca
recording engineer: Aldo Bocca
drums (drum set): Terry Williams
bass guitar: Nick Lowe
Lyrics
Now I can remember like it was only yesterday
Love was young and foolish like a little child at play
But oh how lovers change, I never dreamed how easily
'cause now I'm just a shadow of the boy I used to be

And when I write the book about my love
It will be about a man who's torn in half
About his hopes and ambitions wasted through the years
The pain will be written on every page in tears
When I write the book about my love

I was a fool to myself when I kept on runnin' around
And I fared little better when I tried settlin' down
Maybe some magic moment, I've never known one, not for long
For all too soon the magic is in a moment gone

And when I write the book about my love
It'll be a heartbreaking story about love and luck
When I get down on the pages all I felt
It will make the hardest-hearted of critics' hearts melt
When I write the book about my love

When I was young love was fun and I was so happy, I looked so good and I dressed so snappy
Two-tone shoes on my feet big old smile on my face, as I moved and grooved all over the place
Now I'm down in the heels my complexion is bad
'cause my love life is sadder than sad

And when I write the book about my love
It'll be a pop publication, tougher than tough
When I get down on the pages all I missed
It will shoot to the top of the best-sellers list
When I write the book about my love

Tracklist
12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Teacher Teacher
  • 2 If Sugar Was as Sweet as You
  • 3 Heart
  • 4 Now and Always
  • 5 A Knife and a Fork
  • 6 Play That Fast Thing (One More Time)
  • 7 Wrong Again (Let’s Face It)
  • 8 Pet You and Hold You
  • 9 Oh What a Thrill
  • 10 When I Write the Book
  • 11 Fool Too Long
  • 12 You Ain’t Nothin’ but Fine
    7" Vinyl 2
  • 1 Take a Message to Mary
  • 2 Crying in the Rain
  • 3 Poor Jenny
  • 4 When Will I Be Loved

  • Release information
    label: Columbia
    country(area): United States
    format: 7" Vinyl
    barcode: 074643688611
    script: Latin