The World According To Garp

Album: Russians & Americans (2007)
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  • It’s a restless world and the hands take hold as your eyes watch out for a fall
    Then you end up flat on the landing mat as you try to fathom it all
    Any sudden move could outmaneuver the plans you made at the start
    The hopes and schemes of ghosts and dreams in the world according to Garp

    I was born one day under skies of gray and called New England my home
    And the single name that my mother gave was all I had of my own
    I was taught the rules of steering school though they all fell short of the mark
    But these things never meant too much in the world according to Garp

    Bunky grows older, the nights they get colder
    The lights burn low and the nurse is home
    And the days won’t wait, you can’t make them slow
    See how they go, see how they go
    See how they go, see how they go

    It’s a restless world and the lips are curled as the hands come reaching your way
    But the writer’s pen simply moves again and puts it down on the page
    On any stretch of road the undertow could be waiting there in the dark
    But all these things are what life brings in the world according to Garp
    All these things are how it seems in the world according to Garp

    In the world according to Garp
    In the world according to Garp

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