He's the kind of guy that was always afraid of affection
And when the walls closed around
He would always respond with aggression
But he woke up today with a pain in his head
Remembered a dream oh what was it they said
Oh, this was the world that I wanted
Hey oh, this was the world that I wanted
Many years ago he was hungry for fathers attention
But dad was alone his disease unspoken unmentioned
So the boy grew tall with these things around his head
And when he asked moms advice she silently said
Oh, your father got all that he wanted
Hey oh, your father got all that he wanted
He steps onto the porch with a cigarette and a briefcase
And remembering dad he prepares to argue his case
Old woman he says you should have left long ago
Your friends are all dead its not worth it you know
And she smiles, you know this was the life that I wanted
And she smiles, you know this was the life that I wanted
He never thought that he'd cry
When his father was finally laid down
Never thought that he'd cry
When his friends were all gathered around
But he watched as the old man lay down in the earth
And he looked all around for a sign of his worth
Then he cried, whoa daddy what was it you wanted
Then he cried, whoa daddy what was it you wanted
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The World That I Wanted Lyrics

Willy Mason – The World That I Wanted Lyrics

Songwriters: WILLY MASON
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