There was this guy, he was down on his luck He was truly poverty's child Well, he had no home and he had no car And he wore a weary smile Moved out to L.A., knocked around for awhile But he was getting nowhere Then he did this movie and it did really well Now he's a millionaire See, life is a curious thing Life, ooh life is a curious thing
I know a man who could paint the town red Had a college degree in fun 'Till the doorbell rang and a long lost flame said "This little boy is your son" Gave him a suitcase and a bear Left 'em in a cloud of dust Now he's checking out schools and driving carpools Learning to adjust He says life is a curious thing Life, ooh life is a curious thing
Well, I know that it can be demanding I know that it can be unkind I don't really understand it But Lord sure knows I try Life is a curious thing Life, ooh life is a curious thing
Let me tell you 'bout a kid I knew A pudgy girl back in school She had greasy hair and geeky glasses Object of ridicule The other day in the check out line They were ringing up my rice and beans There she was, a pretty little face On the cover of a magazine And I said life is a curious thing Life, ooh life is a curious thing (Chorus)
Just goes to show that you never know Just what tomorrow may bring But I'll tell you this that what it is Is seldom what it seems 'Cause life is a curious thing Life, ooh life is a curious thing. . .