CHAMPAGNE SONG
Writer: Melanie Safka
Copyright
Melanie Safka
Performed in concert by Melanie

Da da da da da etc.

Oh you don't get no deposit on a bottle of champagne
And anyway, while your drinking
You don't think to complain
I sober up in time to say I've learned
'Cause in my line of work a person could get hurt
A person could get worse
A person could get burned

On guard they used to say, when the sword was in their hands
And after all, there was fair warning
At least we knew the game
But nowadays the weapon rarely shows
And in my line of work a person never knows
A person could get hurt
A person could get burned

Fragile is the spirit
When the body walks into the world
Like a stone wall
Fragile and determined
And a little bit mad

When I leave my body I am never coming back
I'll just evaporate into thin air
And the folks can breath me out
That's just a line, I know I will return
'Cause in the game I play the person never learns
A person could get hurt
A person could get burned

Da da da la da da etc

Oh you don't get no deposit on a bottle of Champagne
And anyway, while your drinking
You don't think to complain
I sober up in time to say I've learned
A person could get burned
A person could get burned

Ah, la da da etc

On a bottle of champagne