Well, I came a long way to be here today
And I left you so long on this avenue
And here I stand in the strangest land
Not knowing what to say or do
As I gaze around at these strangers in town
I guess the only stranger is me
And I wonder, yes I wonder
Is this the way life's meant to be

Although it's only a day since I was taken away
And left standing here looking in wonder
The ground at my feet, maybe it's just the old street
But everything that I know lies under
And when I see what they've done to this place that
was home
Shame is all that I feel
And I wonder, yes I wonder, is this
The way life's meant to be

Too late, too late to cry
The people say
Too late for you, too late for me
You've come so far, now you know everything
My friend
Just look and see the wonders of our world

As I wander around this wreck of a town
Where people never speak aloud
With its ivory towers and its plastic flowers
I wish I was back in 1981
Just to see your face instead of this place
Now I know what you mean to me
And I wonder, yes, I wonder, is this
The way life's meant to be.
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The Way Life's Meant To Be Lyrics

Electric Light Orchestra – The Way Life's Meant To Be Lyrics

Songwriters: Lynne, Jeff
The Way Life's Meant To Be lyrics © EMI Music Publishing

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