When the school bell rings,
the learning day is done.
It's time to trash the books,
and work on having fun,
Through the door comes Jimmy,
with hopes and dreams of his own
But little does he know that
they'll be crushed when he gets home.

There's so much he wants to share
But his parents they just dont care

You see his daddy never made it,
so his dreams are dumped on his son,
And momma thinks she could have,
If she'd never given birth to a son.

Always telling him who they think he should be,
Now they're left alone with a desperate written plea,
Thats says: To Whom It May Concern:

Who do you want me to be today?
You never listen to a word that I say
What can I do but run away?
Who do you want me to be today?

She stares into the mirror,
and see's that it's gotten to end,
I'm gonna pack my bags,
and never see him again,
I can't believe the way he treated me,
or that it went on for so long,
But if this time I really mean it,
Who will be there to silence the void?

So instead of trying to face the night alone,
She dries her tears and picks up the phone

And when she hears that voice she breaks down and says:

Who do you want me to be today?
I swear I'll do anything that you say,
Dye my hair or get down and beg,
Just don't leave me alone tonight

I'm sure you all mean well,
Have you heard about the road to hell?
We've all got our own lives to lead
And it's on a different bread I feed

If you worry your lives away,
How can you stand to wake up each day?
Not me babe, I'd rather play!

Who do you want me to be today?
That's a game that I just can't play
It's the same thing day after day
Who do you want me to be today?

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    General CommentThis is a really great song,the first of Stuart's career that he sang on.He does a really good job on the vocals, it was never anticipated that he would be such a good singer. In this song,he does not really show off his bass skills, but he underpins the melody with a great bassline. This song was written with a more musical theme in mind, and an only contains a bit of fancy bass work at the beginning,as he taps contrapuntally.

    This is also the first place on the web where Stuart Hamm lyrics are to be found. I copied it out of my CD booklet this morning.
    Razormasticatoron April 16, 2004   Link

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