Why Couldn’t We Just Forget About Life for a While?
Words and Music by John Allee

Let’s you and I get out of here
Go grab ourselves a glass of beer
And toast our sorrows with a smile
Why couldn’t we just forget about life for a while?

‘Cause you and I was never meant to get elected president
Ours is a different kind of style
Why couldn’t we just forget about life for a while?

We’ll put the worries of the world
On someone else’s shoulder
Take off our shoes and dance under the stars
‘Cause all we’re doing here is slowly growing older
Selling time like some polyestered jester sells used cars

So shouldn’t we make other plans?
Get busy working on our tans?
How ‘bout a cruise along the Nile?
Why couldn’t we just forget about life for a while?

All this worry and this tension is enough to make you crazy
More than your average man or woman can take
Kinda feel like some heel in a movie by Scorsese
How long will it be before I see how many heads I can break?

But if we keep our heads on straight
And leave before it gets too late
We’ll have them beat by a mile
Why couldn’t we just forget about life for a while?
Why couldn’t we just forget about life for a while?

 


© 2016 John Allee/Portuguese Knees Music ASCAP.
Lyrics Reprinted with Permission.  All Rights Reserved.