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That’s the Way I’ve Always Heard it Should Be

Mindy Jostyn

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Artist:
Mindy Jostyn
Lyricists:
Carly Simon
,
Jacob Brackman
Genres:
Adult Contemporary
,
Folk

Lyrics

That’s The Way I’ve Always Heard It Should Be
By Carly Simon & Jacob Brackman. © copyright 1970
published by Quackenbush Music & Maya Productions Ltd. (ASCAP)

My father sits at night with no lights on
His cigarette glows in the dark
The living room is still
I walk by, no remark
I tiptoe past the master bedroom where
My mother reads her magazines
I hear her call “sweet dreams”
But I forget how to dream

(Chorus)

But you say it’s time we move in together
And raise a family of our own, you and me
Well, thatOs the way I’ve always heard it should be
You want to marry me
To marry

My friends from college, they’re all married now
They have their houses and their lawns
They have their silent noons
Tearful nights, angry dawns
Their children hate them for the things they’re not
They hate themselves for what they are
And yet, they drink, they laugh
Close the wound, hide the scar

(Chorus)

You say that we can keep our love alive
Babe, all I know is what I see
The couples cling and claw
And drown in love’s debris
You say we’ll soar like two birds through the clouds
But soon you’ll cage me on your shelf
I’ll never learn to be
Just me first, by myself

(Chorus)

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