Ian McNabb They Settled for Less Than They Wanted Lyrics

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They were doing great they were young and keen, And they sip root beer on the mezzanine
Coz they settled for less than they wanted

It was looking good, moving right along, They were their own people singing their own song
But they settled for less than they wanted

CHORUS 1
How many people are making plans, no-one else can understand
How many times can a joker beat an ace

How does it happen, where does it go, You fire it up, then the engine blows, it's like

Someone turned a light off, I suppose...

VERSE 2
Picking the numbers, making the plans
The future was held in their very hands

But they settled for less than they wanted

VERSE 3
He was gonna be big, gonna be a star, But he married a pig cos she had a car
And they settled for less than they wanted

He promised her kids and a bigger house, But soon the man became a mouse
And they settled for less than they wanted

CHORUS 2
Up in the morning and off to work, Lifting the load for any jerk
What ever happened to all the plans you had?

Where's the view, where's the dream, You say you got tired, but what you mean

Is you got too lazy to stand up straight and scream

VERSE 4
He had an affair, with the au-pair
They couldn't be happy, they didn't care

So they settled for less than they wanted (Oh yeah...)
CHORUS 1
How many people are making plans, no-one else can understand
How many times can a joker beat an ace

How does it happen, where does it go, You fire it up, then the engine blows, it's like

Someone turned a light off, I suppose...

VERSE 5
What happened to Billy, what happened to Jane
Will I ever hang out with the gang again

Coz they settled for less than they wanted

They were doing great, they were young and keen

And they sip root beer on the mezzanine

Coz they settled for less than they wanted (Oh yeah...)

TABLATURE
Merseybeast Track Listing
CD 1
  • 1 Merseybeast
  • 2 Affirmation
  • 3 Beautiful Old Mystery
  • 4 Love's Young Dream
  • 5 Camaraderie
  • 6 Don't Put Your Spell on Me
  • 7 Heydays
  • 8 Little Bit of Magic
  • 9 You Stone My Soul
  • 10 Too Close to the Sun
  • 11 They Settled for Less Than They Wanted
  • 12 I'm a Genius
  • 13 Available Light
  • 14 Merseybeast (reprise)
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