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    I'm going to rent myself a house
    In the shade of the freeway
    I'm going to pack my lunch in the morning
    And go to work each day
    And when the evening rolls around
    I'll go on home and lay my body down
    And when the morning light comes streaming in
    I'll get up and do it again
    Amen
    Say it again
    Amen

    I want to know what became of the changes
    We waited for love to bring
    Were they only the fitful dreams
    Of some greater awakening
    I've been aware of the time going by
    They say in the end it's the wink of an eye
    And when the morning light comes streaming in
    You'll get up and do it again
    Amen

    Caught between the longing for love
    And the struggle for the legal tender
    Where the sirens sing and the church bells ring
    And the junk man pounds his fender
    Where the veterans dream of the fight
    Fast asleep at the traffic light
    And the children solemnly wait
    For the ice cream vendor
    Out into the cool of the evening
    Strolls the Pretender
    He knows that all his hopes and dreams
    Begin and end there

    Ah the laughter of the lovers
    As they run through the night
    Leaving nothing for the others
    But to choose off and fight
    And tear at the world with all their might
    While the ships bearing their dreams
    Sail out of sight

    I'm going to find myself a girl
    Who can show me what laughter means
    And we'll fill in the missing colors
    In each other's paint-by-number dreams
    And then we'll put our dark glasses on
    And we'll make love until our strength is gone
    And when the morning light comes streaming in
    We'll get up and do it again
    Get it up again

    I'm going to be a happy idiot
    And struggle for the legal tender
    Where the ads take aim and lay their claim
    To the heart and the soul of the spender
    And believe in whatever may lie
    In those things that money can buy
    Though true love could have been a contender
    Are you there?
    Say a prayer for the Pretender
    Who started out so young and strong

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