From "Born Too Late" (2005)

From “Born Too Late” (2005)

By Bob Malone & Michael Rothenberg

I want a lover in San Francisco
I want a lover down in L.A.
I want a lover in Mendocino
I want a lover out in Santa Fe
I want the woman that I marry
To be happy and content
I want to do what I want to do
And get her consent

But in the morning when I wake up
The cats are scratchin at the door
My baby’s still sleeping next to me
As I feel the chill on the floor
I pour myself a cup of black coffee
And while the silence expires
I dream some dreams upon waking
These are my morning desires…

I want a house in New York City
A ranch in the desert and a cabin or two
I want a manageable addiction
I want to want just enough to get me through
And I want a boat to take me sailing
To every port the whole world ‘round
I want to lock my bedroom door behind me
And never come out

But in the morning when I wake up
The cats are scratchin at the door
My baby’s still sleeping next to me
As I feel the chill on the floor
I pour myself a cup of black coffee
And while the silence expires
I dream some dreams upon waking
These are my morning desires…

BRIDGE:
I’m a man with ambition
It’s a normal condition
In a lifetime of friction
The only constant is the contradiction
And if I could live without these dreams
You know, I might be better off
‘Cause even if I had everything I dreamed
It still wouldn’t be enough…

I want a sympathetic life
Full of fortune and fame
I want an influential life
That’s anonymous as rain…

CHORUS

I want a lover in San Francisco
I want a lover down in L.A.
I want a lover in Mendocino
I want a lover out in Santa Fe…

© 1993 Born Too Late Music/Drums Of Grace Music (BMI)