Rewrite

Album: So Beautiful Or So What (2011)
  • I'm workin' on my rewrite, that's right
    Gonna change the ending
    Throw away the title
    And toss it in the trash
    Every minute after midnight
    All the time I'm spending
    Is just for workin' on my rewrite, that's right
    Gonna turn it into cash

    I been workin' at the car wash
    I consider it my day job
    'Cause it's really not a pay job
    But that's where I am
    Everybody says "The old guy
    Workin' at the car wash?"
    Hasn't got a brain cell left
    Since Vietnam

    But I say
    Help me, help me
    Help me, help me
    Ohhh
    Thank you
    I'd no idea
    That you were there

    When I said help me, help me
    Help me, help me
    Ohhh
    Thank you
    For listening to my prayer

    I'm workin' on my rewrite, that's right
    Gonna change the ending
    Gonna throw away my title
    And toss it in the trash
    Every minute after midnight
    All the time I'm spending
    Is just for workin' on my rewrite, that's right
    Gonna turn it into cash

    I'll eliminate the pages
    Where the father has a breakdown
    And he has to leave the family
    But he really meant no harm
    Gonna substitute a car chase
    And a race across the rooftops
    Where the father saves the children
    And he holds them in his arms

    I said
    Help me, help me
    Help me, help me
    Ohh
    Thank you
    I'd no idea
    That you were there

    When I said
    Help me, help me
    Help me, help me
    Ohhh
    Thank you
    For listening to my prayer

    Workin' on my rewrite Writer/s: PAUL SIMON
    Publisher: Universal Music Publishing Group
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

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