Wait a Minute - Eric Kilburn

    Maybe it was love, maybe something else
    But how my parents tried to give me some help
    But when they said "don't" it just made me want to do it
    I saw that light socket I stuck my hand into it
    And I felt a funny feeling right up to mv brain
    Next thing I remember Mama's trying to explain, she said

    "Wait a minute, wait a minute son
    Don't do all the dumb things I have done
    Let me save you some time let me give you a break."
    But I said "No I wanna make my own mistakes"
    And I do.

    In my teenage years you could not make me admit
    That my parents existed or that they ever did
    Like the time she and I were lying on the floor
    We were doing things I had never done before
    When all of a sudden there's a light in the room
    And they were home early they were home too soon, they said

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    In the summer in the woods me and my friends got loose
    On the wine I made from Welch's grape juice
    It was reddish brown ooze, it bubbled in the cup
    We all drank a quart and then we all threw up
    And though most of us were better by the next day
    My friend Jimmy heard his old man say

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    Some of us went to work, some went on in school
    Sometimes we must have acted like such total fools
    We were following gurus and reading funny books
    Talkin' mantras and chakras and getting funny looks
    At the Thanksgiving dinner everybody's set to eat
    And we said "it's really wrong to eat meat," and they said

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    Now we're growing older and we've got wedding rings
    We've got little babies, we've got lots of other things
    And we still want our children to be better than us
    Things have not changed all that much
    'Cause folks will always whisper in their little boy's ear
    And the child will pretend, but he does not really hear us say


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