Dreams of the Everyday Housewife

Album: Wichita Lineman (1968)
Charted: 32
  • She looks in the mirror and stares at the wrinkles
    That weren't there yesterday
    And thinks of the young man that she almost married
    What would he think if he saw her this way?

    She picks up her apron in little girl-fashion
    As something comes into her mind
    Slowly starts dancing remembering her girlhood
    And all of the boys she had waiting in line

    Oh, such are the dreams of the everyday housewife
    You see everywhere any time of the day
    An everyday housewife who gave up the good life for me

    The photograph album she takes from the closet
    And slowly turns the page
    And carefully picks up the crumbling flower
    The first one he gave her now withered with age

    She closes her eyes and
    Touches the house dress that suddenly disappears
    And just for the moment she's wearing the gown
    That broke all their minds back so many years

    Oh, such are the dreams of the everyday housewife
    You see everywhere any time of the day
    An everyday housewife who gave up the good life for me

    Oh, such are the dreams of the everyday housewife
    You see everywhere any time of the day
    An everyday housewife who gave up the good life for me

    Oh, such are the dreams of the everyday housewife
    You see everywhere any time of the day Writer/s: CHRIS GANTRY
    Publisher: Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
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