I’m so disappointed that i never got to see Tiny Tim live during his many visits to Aussie, it’s only now that i recognise the true genius of the man, it was Mr Tim who introduced me to the complete lyrics of my favorite song ‘As time goes by’ most people dont know there was a rarely used first verse, it was considered too ‘out there’ but you can hear it on the version sung by Rudee Valee, i think this first verse is amazing and totally stands up today and has never been more relevant ..

This day and age we’re living in
Gives cause for apprehension
With speed and new invention
And things like fourth dimension.
Yet we get a trifle weary
With Mr. Einstein’s theory.
So we must get down to earth at times
Relax relieve the tension

And no matter what the progress
Or what may yet be proved
The simple facts of life are such
They cannot be removed.

You must remember this,
A kiss is just a kiss ..

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