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Our dad
 would send us to our room
he'd be the voice of doom
he said that we would thank him later 
all day
he was solid as a rock
but by eight o'clock
we'd be crumbling 
one night 
my brother Joe and me
 climbed down the family tree
that grew outside our bedroom window
we ran
 though we knew it couldn't last
 running from the past
from things that we were born to be

 Looking back it's so bizarre 
it runs in the family 
all the things we are
on the back seat of the car
with Joseph and Emily 
we only see so far
- and we all have our daddy's eyes
 looking back it's so bizarre 

Dad rang
the officer in charge 
a man so large 
he barely fit his circumstances 
he said
two kids out on the street 
were picked up on the beat
and in the station 
so there's me
with Emily and Joe
 daddy driving home
all heading in the same direction 
he knew
no matter what the breaks 
we'd make the same mistakes 
couldn't take his eyes of Joe and me

 Looking back it's so bizarre 
it runs in the family 
all the things we are
on the backseat of the car
with Joseph and Emily 
we only see so far
- and we all have our daddy's eyes
 looking back it's so bizarre 
it runs in the family 
all the things we are
 looking back it's so bizarre 

Like a dream within a dream 
we're all somewhere in between 

Like a drummer plays his drum
like a father like a son
- and your gonna have to face the music 
- face the music 

Hey hey
we keep it running in the family 
hey hey
we keep it coming in the family 

 Looking back it's so bizarre 
it runs in the family 
all the things we are
on the backseat of the car
with Joseph and Emily 
we only see so far
- 'cause we all have our daddy's eyes
take me back into your arms
it's no longer a mystery 
no cause for alarm  could have never come this far
with no sense of history 
it always leaves a scar
- and we all have our daddy's eyes
 looking back it's so bizarre 

 running in the family 

Hey, hey!

Written by: MARK KING, PHILIP GOULD, ROWLAND CHARLES GOULD, WALIOU BADAROU

Lyrics © Peermusic Publishing, Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.

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