27 Years

I just want to travel such a long way from here.
Don’t want to know nobody there.
Just want to fall asleep for 27 years.
And maybe wake up in a different atmosphere.

There ain’t nothin’ here that’s any good to me.
And I ain’t no good to anybody here.
And when I’m travellin’ so far away it’s so clear.
Just want to fall asleep for 27 years.

Chorus:
Well I’ve been wide awake for 28 or more.
I’ve soaked it all up and man I never spilled a drop.
But now I’ve sprung a leak it’s fallin’ on the floor.
I’d better get some sleep or get myself a mop.

You say she’s gone but man I couldn’t give a damn.
I’ve seen her kind before, a dozen for a dime.
It might be cold but man that’s just the way I am.
And I’ll forget her in a little bit of time.

I kinda wish that she’d just up and disappear.
Her and whoever is doin’ her these days.
And I could fall asleep for 27 years,
Just wanna to fall asleep and leave it where it lays.

repeat chorus

And when I’m 55 it’s gonna be a dream,
Just me and somebody and 27 kids.
And when I’m 55 it’s gonna be a scream,
Tell ’em all about the crazy things I did.

How me and her went and took a little cruise.
And how we took a road so far away from here.
And how she took the wheel and let me take a snooze.
And how I fell asleep for 27 years.

repeat chorus

 

“27 Years” appears on Big Strong House.


© and ℗ 1992 Marques Bovre