ELO - The way life’s meant to be
Tekst en muziek: Jeff Lynne
(1981)






Well, I came a long way
To be here today
And I left you so long on this avenue
And here I stand
In the strangest land
Not knowing what to say or do
As I gaze around
At these strangers in town
I guess, the only stranger is me
And I wonder
Yes, I wonder
Yes, I wonder
Oh, I wonder
Is this the way life’s meant to be



Although it’s only a day
Since I was taken away
And left standing here looking in wonder
It’s your life, it’s your life
Ah, the ground at my feet
Maybe it’s just the old street
But everything that I know lies under
It’s your life, it’s your life
And when I see what they’ve done
To this place that was home
Shame is all that I feel
Oh, and I wonder
Oh, I wonder
Yes, I wonder wonder, wonder, wonder, wonder
Is this the way life’s meant to be



Too late, too late to cry
The people say
Too late for you, too late for me
You’ve come so far, now you know everything my friend
Look and see the wonders of our world



And I wonder
Oh, I wonder
Yes, I wonder
Yes, I wonder
Is this the way life’s meant to be



As I wander around
This wreck of a town
Where people never speak aloud
With it’s ivory towers
And it’s plastic flowers
I wish, I was back in 1981
Just to see your face
Instead of this place
Now I know what you mean to me, ohoh
And I wonder
Oh, I wonder
Yes, I wonder
Yes, I wonder
Is this the way life’s meant to be



And I wonder
Oh, I wonder
Yes, I wonder, wonder, wonder, wonder
Is this the way life’s meant to be
Ooh, I wonder
Oh, I wonder, wonder, wonder
Is this the way life’s meant to be
Oh ohohohoh, is this the way life’s meant to be
Mmmmm, is this the way life’s meant to be
I wanna know now
Is this the way life’s meant to be









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