Welcome to Today / Take Me Away

Written By :David Jane

Oh welcome to today you know tomorrow can wait

I’ve been counting on a prayer to get me out of my fate

There ain’t no lady let me love her before saying I’m strange

I tell ‘em I ain’t to blame, I’m a victim of change

But mean old mister wishes history was happening today

He ain’t seen the sun since he scared it away

And Mother Nature might take her things and hit a hotel

She’s taking the kids so better say your farewell

 

 

Oh wa-oh, oh wa-eh

I got a half a cup of sanity to get through the day

Oh wa-oh, oh wa-eh

I’m just a waiting on the world to take me away

 

 

Oh I was chasing an angel when she led me to you

And I’ve been kind of disappointed but I guess that you’ll do

Cuz you know beggars can’t be choosers I’ve been losing a lot

And who am I refusing my love, she’s all that I got

So I guess here’s looking at you kid if you know where that’s from

And if you don’t I won’t be saving you for a sum

Cuz life is too short and important to be wasting my time

On a love that’s even just a little short of sublime

 

 

So wa-oh, oh wa-eh

I’ve got a half a cup of sanity to get through the day

Oh wa-oh, oh wa-eh

I’m just a waiting on the world to take me away

 

 

Oh when the saints come marching on the fourth of July

And there’s no country, God, or lover on whom you can rely

It’s easy to accept them, hard to deny

So baby take me by the hand cuz hell we might as well try

 

 

And if you offer me the world I’ll be taking the road

Though I appreciate the gesture I just want what I’m owed

Cuz there’s no reason to believe in all the grieving and pain

When every picture perfect paradise is painted in vain

And even you can see that lunacy has taken its toll

So goodbye to the asylum, it’s perma-parole

Where you can leave me dreaming peacefully alone with myself

And when consciousness kicks in I’ll be with everyone else

 

 

Oh wa-oh, oh wa-eh

I got a half a cup of sanity to get through the day

Oh wa-oh, oh wa-eh

I’m just a waiting on the world to take me away

 

 

Oh wa-oh, oh wa-eh

I got a half a cup of vanity to get through the day

Oh wa-oh, oh wa-eh

I said a woo hoo hoo come and take me away

 

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