When I Was A Boy

Story Behind The Song

An acquaintenance dove into a lake and broke his neck. His wife left him immediately. I had my own problems but NOTHING LIKE THAT. So what If I don't have two inches of Benjamins in my pockets, Life Hasn't Been Bad To Me. Money isn't the measure of a man. It is the Life He Plans that Really Counts, What was YOUR Motive in Life ?

Song Description

Marriage broke up. Is there some where I can go and find someone who won't rag me ? Is there a place where I can drive and feel safe? What happened to the Hero I was supposed to become when I grew up ? Then I see a wheel chair and a blind man and a deaf man, and I think Life isn't so bad. But What Happened anyhow? I was supposed to be GREAT

Song Length 3:35 Genre Rock - General
Tempo Slow (71 - 90) Lead Vocal Male Vocal
Mood Anxious, Annoyed Subject Meat, Infinity
Similar Artists John Cougar Mellencamp, The Talking Heads Language English
Era 2000 and later



verse 1
I?d like to get away from city life, Some where that I could go, Maybe I could keep a wife,
Who wouldn?t run away, At the first sign of trouble,
Wouldn?t put me down, Always try to burst my bubble
Tell me, Where is that good life, Always thought I?d lead
When I was a boy
Tell me, Where is that great man, Always thought I?d be,
When I was a boy
verse 2
Every day I drive through the heart of the city
People there are cold as ice, Never seeing love or beauty
And if looks could kill, I?d be dead long ago
So I lock my doors, And I never drive too slow
And I work my job, From 8 to 4
And I learned it in one day, And I don?t know what it?s for
repeat chorus
Well a boy grows up to be a man, But he may not understand
The dollar?s not the measure of the man, But it?s the life he plans, It?s the life he plans...
Thought my life was so darn bad, Then I met a man who could not see
And a wheel chair crossed my path, Really made me start to think
Then I finally had to laugh, A man used his hand to talk to me
Now how blind can I be, Life hasn?t been bad to me
But tell me, Where is that great man I always thought I?d be
When I was a boy
I thought I was gonna be the President, or a movie star, or a quarterback,
Or at least a TV evangelist!

Lyrics and melody by THOMAS JAMES ?Trash Guitar? RICHARDSON
┬ęCopyright 2001 Thomas James Richardson
All rights reserved
Published by KaT Publishing

Lyrics Thomas James Richardson Music Thomas James Richardson
Producer Steve Benford Publisher Thomas James Richardson
Performance Thomas James RIchardson Label Richardson Rocks
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