The Family

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Verse 1
Mother shouts go on get out.
I raised a lout, don't talk back to me.
The hoover's out, she cleans the house,
I know that house means more to her than me.
Is this big world going to chew me up,
or is it going to be the family?

Verse 2
I get up, I go to work,
I come home late, what a tragedy.
The week it ends, I'm supping up.
I'm throwing up, I'm in bad books again.
Is this big world going to chew me up,
or is it going to be the family?

Mid
Parents said I'm dreaming,
No use stop your scheming.
Don't disgrace your family,
Work hard, be upstanding.
Your dreams are just a hobby.
You'll never have no money.
They say they ought to know.
After all they are my family.

Verse 3
The world it turns, and I return.
There's no escape, the circle is complete.
We fall in love, we settle down.
We have some kids, and we've got a family.
Is this big world going to chew me up,
or is it going to be the family?

(c) 1990 Words & Music John Hunter