A Man Has Dreams (The Life I Lead) (A Spoonful of Sugar)
A man has dreams of walking with giants To carve his niche in the edifice of time Before the mortar of his zeal Has a chance to congeal The cup is dashed from his lips The flame is snuffed aborning He's brought to rack and ruin in his prime My world was calm, well ordered, exemplary Then came this person, with chaos in her wake And now my life's ambitions go with one fell blow It's quite a bitter pill to take A spoonful of sugar that is all it takes It changes bread and water into tea and cakes A spoonful of sugar goes a long, long way 'Ave yourself a 'ealthy 'elpin' ev'ry day You're a man of 'igh position Esteemed by your peers And when your little tykes are cryin' You 'aven't time to dry their tears And see them grateful little faces Smilin' up at you Because their dad, 'e always knows Just what to do You've got to grind, grind, grind At that grindstone Though child'ood slips like sand through a sieve And all too soon they've up and grown And then they've flown And it's too late for you to give Just that spoonful of sugar To 'elp the medicine go down The medicine go down, the medicine go down
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