He would need to do a whole load of research
More than he had ever expected to do
So much “goddamn glorious research”
Was he putting himself out on a limb?
Somehow he didn’t think so
It just felt like the right thing to do
Or maybe he was talking like this because he got to see Paul Newman on the telly
Paul Newman when he was beginning to wrap it all up
A striking vision who still appeared to have it, still looking to learn from his trait
He never lost that terrible taste for things, did he?
Always looking for more, when it came to this, when it came to that
For me, the case seems to be that the one person Paul Newman failed to impress was himself
This writer doesn’t want for things to end up that way, especially not in the end
In the beginning would be OK