I've got a reputation of being a man with a gift of words
A romantic poetic type or so they say
But i find it hard to express the way i feel about you
Without getting involved with the old cliches.
In the old cliches, it's the old cliches.
This song's begun so many times but never
In a way that you wont consider to be an old cliche.
I want to say that i need you, i miss you when you're away.
And how it seemed like fate - o here we go - the same old cliches.
It's the same old cliches.
It's not that i'm embarrassed or shy, well, you know me too well
But i want to make this song special in a way that you can tell.
That it's solely for you and nobody else
For my best friend, my lover, when i need help - cliche - cliche?
Everything i want to say to you is wrapped up in an old cliche
I'd waited so long to find you, i'd been through the heartbreak and pain,
But of course you already know that cos you've been throught the same.
That's why i'm trying to say with my deepest sincerity
That's why i'm finding it comes down to the basic simplicities
The best way is with an old cliche
It's simply the best way is with an old cliche
Always the best way is with an old cliche
I'll leave it to the best way, it's an old cliche
I love you.
Fish: View From The Hill Fishbone: Intro