His going in the army is the best thing he could do. Now you're free to start to do, what you want to do. Albert, Albert, Albert! I remember how you told me I should trust you for a year. It would just be For a year. But it's 8 years, Albert. 8 long years Albert. It was only a sideline that's what you said. You just needed some money That's what you said. You were going to college and get ahead. Instead of Being a music business bum. You were going to nyu and become.... An English Teacher! (spoken lines - not part of the song) An English teacher, an English teacher. If only you'd been an English Teacher. We'd have a little apartment in Queens. You'd get a summer vacation, And we would know what life means. A man who's got his Masters is really Someone. How proud I'd be if you had become one. It could have been such a Wonderful life, I could have been Mrs. Peterson, Mrs. Albert Peterson. Mrs. Phi-Beta-Cappa Peterson, the English teacher's wife.