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I’m a Recluse

Words and music by Robbie Smith

No one’s expected today
No one to get in my way
No one to cook for, just me and myself
And there’s always something special waiting on the shelf

There’s always something to do
I’ll take my time, won’t hurry through
Here in the backwoods I don’t have to punch a clock
And all my valuables are safely under lock and key

Hoo-ooh-wee! I’m a recluse
Footloose and fancy-free
Don’t make excuses for me
‘Cause I’m a recluse and that’s what I want to be

Nobody drives across my lawn
No one to hold me back, or lead me on
No competition – got nothing to lose
And when I ask for something, no one can refuse but me

It’s plain to see, I’m a recluse
Footloose and fancy-free
Life rolls by so easily
‘Cause I’m a recluse and that’s what I want to be

Say, you know it’s not me who’s changed, it’s the world
Everything’s rearranged and it’s coming uncurled
And as the world twirls and turmoil swirls
I just talk to the squirrels in the trees, and they say:

Please, don’t ever move to the town
Too many friends can drag you down (And you know they’re right!)
If I get lonesome it’s just for awhile
Nobody’s gonna take this independent smile from me

No sir-ee! I’m a recluse
Footloose and fancy-free
Don’t make excuses for me
‘Cause I’m a recluse and that’s what I want to be

Just like Howard Hughes, I’m a recluse
Footloose and fancy-free
That’s how I keep my sanity
I’m a recluse and that’s what I want to be
Hoo-ooh-wee!