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I Don't Want to Wait
Paula Cole

Lyrics

So, open up your morning light,
and say a little prayer for right.
You know that if we are to stay alive,
then see the peace in every eye.
Doo, doo, doo, doo, doo, doo,
doo, doo, doo, doo, doo, doo,
doo, doo, doo, doo, doo, doo.
Doo, doo, doo, doo, doo, doo,
doo, doo, doo, doo, doo, doo,
doo, doo, doo, doo, doo, doo.
She had two babies.
One was six months, one was three,
in the war of forty-four.
Every telephone ring,
every heartbeat stinging when she thought it was God calling her.
Oh, would her son grow to know his father?
I don't want to wait
for our lives to be over.
I want to know right now, what will it be?
I don't want to wait
for our lives to be over.
Will it be yes, or will it be...
sorry?
Doo, doo, doo, doo, doo, doo,
doo, doo, doo, doo, doo, doo.
He showed up all wet
on the rainy front step
wearing shrapnel in his skin.
And the war he saw lives inside him still.
It's so hard to be gentle and warm.
The years pass by, and now he has granddaughters.
I don't want to wait
for our lives to be over.
I want to know right now, what will it be?
I don't want to wait
for our lives to be over.
Will it be yes, or will it be...
Oh, so you look at me from across the room.
You're wearing your anguish again.
Believe me, I know the feeling.
It sucks you into the jaws of anger.
Oh, so we breathe a little more deeply.
All we have is this very moment.
And I don't want to do what his father, and his father, and his father did.
I want to be here now.
So, open up your morning light,
and say a little prayer for right.
You know that if we are to stay alive,
then see the peace in every eye.
I don't want to wait
for our lives to be over.
I want to know right now, what will it be?
I don't want to wait
for our lives to be over.
Will it be yes, or will it be...
I don't want to wait
for our lives to be over.
I want to know right now, what will it be?
I don't want to wait
for our lives to be over.
Will it be yes, or will it be...
sorry?
Doo, doo, doo, doo, doo, doo,
doo, doo, doo, doo, doo, doo.
Doo, doo, doo, doo, doo, doo,
doo, doo, doo, doo, doo, doo,
doo, doo, doo, doo, doo, doo.
So, open up your morning light,
and say a little prayer for right.
You know that if we are to stay alive,
then see the love in every eye.

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