II have these dreams I’m walking home
home where it used to be
everything is as it was
frozen in front of me

here I stand six feet small
romanticizing years ago
well it’s a bittersweet feeling
hearing "Wrapped Around Your Finger" on the radio

and these days
I wish I was six again
oh make me a red cape
I wanna be Superman
oh if only my life was more like 1983
all these things would be more like they were at the start of
me
I had it made in 83

thinking about my brother Ben
I miss him everyday
he looks just like his brother John
but on an eighteen month delay

here I stand six feet small
and smiling cause I’m scared as hell
kinda like your life is like a sequel to a movie
where the actors’ names have changed

well these days
I wish I was six again
oh make me a red cape
I wanna be Superman
oh if only my life was more like 1983
all these things would be more like they were at the start of
me
if my life was more like 1983
plot a course to the source of the purest little part of me

and most my memories have escaped me
or confused themselves with dreams
if heaven’s all they want it to be
send your prayers to me care of 1983

you can paint that house a rainbow of colors
rip out the floorboards
and replace the the shutters
but that’s my plastic in the dirt

whatever happened to my
whatever happened to my
whatever happened to my
whatever happened to my lunchbox
when came the day when it got
thrown away
don’t you think I should have had some say in that decision

The phone rings in the middle of the night
My father yells what you’re gonna do with your life
Oh daddy dear you know you’re still number one
But girls they wanna have fun
Oh girls just wanna have..

Oh girls... they wanna have fun
Oh girls just wanna have fun

Let’s hear it for the boy
Let’s hear it for my baby,
Let’s hear it for the boy
Oh, let’s give the boy a hand.
Oh, maybe he’s no Romeo,
But he’s my love and one man show.
Whoawhoawhoawhoa

If only my life was
more like
more like 1983