ANNIE

Oh the days wre long and the world was young

and love was laughter love was fun

and we built a paradise to free us from the night

making it home making it right

How it happened is hard to say

when did the good times slip away

we never noticed as the dreams turned into dust

we were faced with lies where we used to trust

 

Annie you were much younger then

reminded me of myself before the years rolled in

funny I was too blind to see

I didn't even know there was a war to win war to win

 

Just a face without a name with children at my heels

never time to think never time to feel

everybody asking for a piece of my soul

and when there's nothing left still coming back for more

 

So you used your weapons like a gun

your looks your freedom and your fun

and when you had me standing with my back against the wall

you took your chance yes you took it all

Tell me now with the passing days

why won't the heartache go away

why can't I leave the past behind and start anew

easy to say but not so easy to do

 

Annie you were much younger then

reminded me of myself before the years rolled in

funny I was too blind to see

I didn't even know there was a war to win

a war to win

there was a war to win