Vincent will you teach me how to paint
Teresa will I ever be a saint
John I really think your songs are great
I was born too late

William will you teach me how to write
Cassius will you show me how to fight
Thomas A. I think I see the light
I was born tonight

I’ve had a hard time a leaving this town
I’ve been losing everything that I’ve found
I’m gonna search the sky, kiss the ground
Build it up, and tear it back down

Jimmy show me how you play that thing
Elvis will I ever be a king
And Jerry all the joy and love you bring
I was born to sing

Martin Luther king show me the way
Jesus Buddha teach me how to pray
Christopher I think I see the faith
I was born today

I’ve had a hard time leaving this town
I’ve been losing everything that I’ve found
I’m gonna search the sky, kiss the ground
Build it up, and tear it back down

I’ve had a hard time a leaving this place
I’ve been counting all the lines on my face
I’m gonna curse the sky, hit the ground
What goes up comes tumbling down
Tumbling down


Lyrics submitted by NYG216, edited by Optejac

Born Too Late song meanings
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