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You Can't Put Your Arms Around a Memory
by Johnny Thunders

It doesn't pay to try
All the smart boys know why
It doesn't mean I didn't try
I just never know why
Feel so cold and all alone
'Cause, baby, you're not at home
And when I'm home
Big deal, I'm still alone

Feel so restless, I am
Beat my head against a pole
Try to knock some sense
Down in my bones
And even though they don't show
The scars aren't so old
And when they go
They let you know

You can't put your arms around a memory
You can't put your arms around a memory
You can't put your arms around a memory
Don't try, don't try

You're just a bastard kid
And you got no name
'Cause you're living with me
We're one and the same

And even though they don't show
They scars aren't so old
And when they go
They let you know

You can't put your arms around a memory
You can't put your arms around a memory
You can't put your arms around a memory
Don't try, don't try

You can't put your arms around a memory
You can't put your arms around a memory
You can't put your arms around a memory
Don't try, don't try

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Written by: John Genzale

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Micah Dore

By the way. Bob Dylan once said he wished he wrote " You Can't Put Your Arms Around A Memory" If that's not a notation of his greatness I dont know what is.

Slick Tiger

That’s actually not true, but I’ve heard it as well. Debunked

Enda Dorgan

Judy
Same here Judy. Just a great song.

Judy

Great song. Helped me through dark days.

Enda Dorgan

ajax700
Ha! I like that!

ajax700

As italians say...
"se non è vero, è ben trovato"
Even if it is not true, it is well conceived, haha.

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BaileyRose85

It doesn't pay to try
All the smart boys know why
It doesn't mean I didn't try
I just never know why
Feel so cold and all alone
'Cause, baby, you're not at home
And when I'm home
Big deal, I'm still alone

Feel so restless; I am
Beat my head against a pole
Try to knock some sense
Down in my bones
And even though they don't show
The scars aren't so old
And when they go
They let you know

You can't put your arms around a memory
You can't put your arms around a memory
You can't put your arms around a memory
Don't try, don't try

You're just a bastard kid
And you got no name
'Cause you're living with me
We're one and the same

And even though they don't show
They scars aren't so old
And when they go
They let you know

You can't put your arms around a memory
You can't put your arms around a memory
You can't put your arms around a memory
Don't try, don't try

You can't put your arms around a memory
You can't put your arms around a memory
You can't put your arms around a memory
Don't try, don't try

Invisible Boy

Amen.

Thanos Kapsalis

Thank you! <3

Diana Mickler

@bailey Thank you for putting up the lyrics 🎉🎉...Ur AWESOME 😜👍

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