A Different World



We were born to mothers who smoked and drankOur cribs were covered in lead based paintNo child proof lids no seat belts in carsRode bikes with no helmets and still here we are, still here we areWe got daddy’s belt when we misbehavedHad three TV channels you got up to changeNo video games and no satelliteAll we had were friends and they were outside, playin’ outside
ChorusIt was a different lifeWhen we were boys and girlsNot just a different timeIt was a different world
School always started the same every dayThe pledge of allegiance then someone would prayNot every kid made the team when they triedWe got disappointed and that was all right, we turned out all right
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BridgeNo bottled water, we drank from a garden hoseAnd every Sunday, all the stores were closed
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It was a different world