I’ve been out walking
These days I seem to think a lot
About the things that I forgot to do
And all the times I had the chance to.
I’ve stopped my rambling,
I don’t do too much gambling these days
These days I seem to think about
How all the changes came about my ways
And I wonder if I’ll see another highway.
I had a lover,
I don’t think I’ll risk another these days
And if I seem to be afraid
To live the life that I have made in song
It’s just that I’ve been losing so long.
I’ve stopped my dreaming,
I won’t do too much scheming these days
These days I sit on corner stones
And count the time in quarter tones to ten.
Please don't confront me with my failures,
I had not forgotten them.
Ascoltando These Days, Nico (Chelsea Girl, 1967)