Not Like You       Words & Music Neil Brewer 2006


Gayle took lunch money to the office, gosh – that girl was good with cash,

and Amanda did a lovely job of taking out the trash.

Christina cleaned the chalkboard beautifully, she'd wipe away the grunge.

I must say, she had a way, with a bucket and a sponge …

well, those girls were fine, and they all did so nicely what they'd do,

but not 'a one could pound erasers on the sidewalk like you.


Brenda brightened things, believe me, what a window washin' whirl, 

I never saw a boy 'could squeegee half as streakless as that girl.

Dianne collected dictionaries and aligned 'em on the shelf,

and Sheila shoved whole rows of desks back into shape all by herself.


Yeah, those girls were fine, and they all did so nicely what they'd do,

but not 'a one could pound erasers on the sidewalk like you.

‘Cause when you really got to goin’ chalk dust swirled into the air -

and it made the softest shades of pastel highlights in your hair.

The others stared, amazed, at clouds of hazy yellow, white and blue ...

'cause not 'a one could pound erasers on the sidewalk like you.


Mary’s mind was so mechanical, 'was no one quite like her,

the way she'd dig out busted lead from that old pencil sharpener.

And Paula wonderfully went watering the plants within their pots,

as Ellen vacuumed up the classroom like she worked for Marriott.

 

Yeah, those girls were fine, and they all did so nicely what they'd do,

but not 'a one could pound erasers on the sidewalk like you.

‘Cause when you really got to goin’ chalk dust filled that school-yard sky.

The yellow matched your hair, the white - your dress - the blue, your eyes, 

and although others tried, you could've showed ‘em all a thing or two …

‘cause not 'a one could pound erasers on the sidewalk like you.


No! ...Nobody pounded those erasers on the sidewalk like you.