Hey Joe

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HEY JOE
by Joe Palen

When I came home yesterday,
had the urge to run away,
then I stopped and turned myself around.

Thought about the days gone by,
couldn't laugh and I wouldn't cry,
so I picked myself up off the ground.

Wonder what my friends would say
if they could see me act this way?

"Hey, Joe?
Whatcha gonna do with your life?
When you gonna act your age?
Ain't it time you did it right?
Hey, Joe?
Don't you have something better to do
than dream your whole life away?
When you gonna see it through?
Hey, Joe?"

I think a lot, but I don't do.
Will I ever get a clue?
I know you got to work, to get it done.

So I work for a little while,
walk a foot then crawl a mile,
all the time I know I should have run.

Wonder what the world would say
if it could see me act this way?

"Hey, Joe?
Whatcha gonna do with your life?
When you gonna act your age?
Ain't it time you did it right?
Hey, Joe?
Don't you have something better to do
than dream your whole life away?
When you gonna see it through?
Hey, Joe?"

Wonder what my friends would say
if they could see me act this way?
(And who gives a damn, anyway?)

"Hey, Joe?
Whatcha gonna do with your life?
When you gonna act your age?
Ain't it time you did it right?
Hey, Joe?
Don't you have something better to do
than dream your whole life away?
When you gonna see it through?
Hey, Joe?
Hey, Joe?
Hey, Joe?
Hey, Joe?"

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©Joe Palen

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from Subject to Change, released June 28, 2008

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Joe Palen San Marcos, California

As a child, The Beatles inspired me to play guitar. In my teens, I wrote my first songs. And then I rushed to the studio to record my debut album... at the age of 48.

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