I went to bed last night, I couldn’t settle down.
My thoughts were racing round and round she goes
That lady luck’s a cheat.
She’ll stand you up, then knock you off your feet.
When I awoke today it was the same old stuff.
Anticipating that the day would be a little rough and tumble fray,
I went to chase the sun and all my thoughts away.
Nobody said the road 'be straight or smooth or easy.
Nobody said they’d turn around and give you the key to the city....
'Cause if your love has not been growing,
I said, if your love is in messy disarray,
I said if your love is not overflowing,
I think you’re gonna watch it fade away.
I had no compassion, just my own reaction,
The only pain that mattered was my own.
I used to think that life was like a photograph.
Now that is such a laugh!
A man commands. You fix your face on cue.
You walk away like that was really you.
And every teacher said, “ You better settle down.
And don’t you clown around.
I told you once, you know I told you twice.
You better listen you are on thin ice.”
Nobody said, nobody said the road would be real straight or smooth or easy.
Nobody said they’d turn around, and hand you a crown,
And give you the key to the city, you sitting there looking so pretty
I said if your love has not been growing,
If your love is standing still,
If your love is not overflowing
I think you better start it now, I believe you better start it now, yes I’m sure you better start it now-
Or you never, never, never will.