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Page Nine

Janis Ian

Would you really come and live with me?
We can watch TV when the nights are cold and it's hard to sleep
When I'm hungry, when I'm cold?
When I'm angry, when I'm old?
Honey, I don't know

Would you really come and take my cares away?
Set me down in an easy chair and stay a while?
Child, it's a righteous thing you do
to make somebody just this happy
like you done me to

I can see the years go down
You and me, we'll paint the town
Lord, if my mama and my papa could see me now

I'm great at building castles in the air
and living there for days. You'd be amazed
I live in dreams and when I can
I go to sleep and there I am
and there you are

When I'm hungry for the taste
of loving you and your embrace, it's hard to wait
'cause I've been waiting here so long a time
But if you think it's right,
honey, i don't mind

We got all the years ahead
Time for everything we said
Lord, if my mama and my papa could see me now

I'd be happy living in a shack, all the plumbing in the back
but you might not, you know
Maybe we better have a home
I'd be glad on a farm with a million dogs, or a cave with bats
but you wouldn't like that
We better have a home

Will you really come and live with me?
I'd be so proud In loving you, I'm loving me
I make it funny and I make you laugh
'cause it makes it easy getting past

the being scared
I can see the years go down
You and me, we'll paint the town
Lord, if my mama and my papa could see me now
Oh, Lord, if my mom and my papa could see me now

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