Well, I'm dressed up so nice An' I'm doin' my best An' I'm startin' over... I'm startin' over in another place
Lemme tell you a story Big chief with a golden crown He's got rings on his fingers And then he walks up, up to the throne
He's makin' shapes with his hands An' don't choo dare sit back Now don't choo dare sit down And don't choo dare speak up!
And on the first day, we had everything we could stand Ooh who could've asked for more? And on the second day, there was nothing else left to do Ooh what a day that was.
There are fifty thousand beggars Roaming in the streets They have lost all their possessions They have nothing left to eat
Down come a bolt of lightning Start an electrical storm Starts a chain reaction Go pull a fire alarm
I'm dreaming of a city It was my own invention I put the wheels in motion A time for big decisions
And on the first day, we had everything we could stand Ooh and then we let it fall And on the second day, there was nothing else at all Ooh what a day that was.
Oh a day that was Ooh that's the way it goes There's a million ways- to get things done There's a million ways- to make things work out.
Well I'm going right through And the light came down Well they're roundin' 'em up From all over town
They're movin' forward and backwards They're movin' backwards and front And they're enjoying themselves Moving in ev'ry direction
And if you feel like you're in a whirlpool You feel like going home You feel like talking to someone Who know the difference between right and wrong
And on the first day, we had everything we could stand Ooh and then we let it fall And on the second day, there was nothing else left at all Ooh what a day that was. (We're go(in') boom boom boom That's the way we live And in a great big room and That's the way we live.) x3