I woke up yesterday morning
Fell down two flights of stairs
Well I thought I was wide awake but my legs were still asleep.

Nine-one-one ambulance help me
But I can't reach the phone
So I scream to the neighbors "come over break into my home"

I broke my back
There was nobody there to help me
Broke my back
All the lies and deception won't change the perception that
I fell flat on my ass

I wish this had happened skydiving
That my parachute failed
But a pair of shoes tripped me down stairs and I lay there and wail

Those things I used to take for granted
Now I take sitting down
I can't brush my teeth, chew my nails, give the finger to a clown

I broke my back
And I can't even change the channels
Broke my back
I fell flat on my ass

Well they tell me that I shouldn't get discouraged
But they tell me that I'll never walk again
And they say I'm gonna need a lot of courage
And they say I'm gonna need a lot of friends

But what I really need is a pair of electric legs.
So I wish some genius would just invent them.
And if they cost to much I'd share with someone else.
Or I would scour the yellow pages and I'd rent them.

I know I can probably pop a wheely
Entertaining the kids
I can put hockey cards in the spokes I can even throw skids

I get a good seat at a concert
Even get stuff for free
Is it cause I'm an excellent guy or cause they're scared of me

I broke my back
And I can't even use the clapper
I broke my back
All the lies and deception won't change the perception that
I fell flat on my ass
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