A Life Like Mine

words and music by
john greene

Hello mother I safely arrived, at the halfway mark
Halfway to paradise or halfway to hell, halfway to life in the dark
Poet or parrot, hero or thief, I’m trying to make up my mind
Whether a twentieth century boy, can leave the memories behind

Spent half my time traveling, never to arrive
Spent half my time wondering, never to decide
The game gets easier as you grow old, but you’re unable to play
You end up in a playground sitting, swinging your life away

My phonographic memory lives on charity bizarre
And my manic panic never gets me very far
But I wouldn’t change anything, though I didn’t always shine
No I wouldn’t change any part of a life like mine

I’m proud of the things that I’ve learnt
And most of the things that I’ve done
Knowing a man who knew Cassidy
Meeting Mandela’s son

My phonographic memory lives on charity bizarre
And my manic panic never gets me very far
But I wouldn’t change anything, though I didn’t always shine
No I wouldn’t change any part of a life like mine