We were sitting 'round the table At the Tuesday poker game, Solvin' all the problems of the world Tryin' to draw an inside straight And Jimmy posed the question as he played a pair of Kings, "If you could be anyone in this whole world, Who would you be?"
"Would you be Elvis, shaking up Memphis Making all the young girls scream? Would you make a speech that would change the world Like Martin Luther King? Go down in history like Abe Lincoln 'Cause you set a country free? If you could be anyone in this whole world, Tell me who would you be?"
Hank said, "I'd be a Cowboy, Someone like John Wayne." Johnny said, "Hey Pilgrim, Blow that cigar smoke the other way." Said he'd make a million dollars Pitchin' in the Major Leagues. Then he stared straight into Paul's bloodshot eyes, And said, "Who would you be?"
"Would you be John Lennon? Can you imagine Giving hope with just a song. Would you be the Babe, pointin' that bat Saying this one's goin' long? Maybe Moses, partin' the waters Saying Children follow me. If you could be anyone in this whole world, Tell me who would you be?"
I knew those boys Would roll their eyes when they heard what I had to say. But I shuffled the cards And said, "Deuce's wild." And I told them anyways.
"I'd be a father who had all the answers To every question my kids had. I'd earn every word on that coffee cup That said world's greatest dad. Be a perfect husband to that woman, Who means everything to me. If I could be anyone in this whole world That's who I'd be."