Bobby and Jackie got married last fall

Lookin’ for a brand new start

Headed out west and started a band

But the whole thing fell apart

Now Jackie’s on the road

Lookin’ for a life

Bobby’s on the coast

Lookin’ for a wife

They both want something

They already have

Can’t see the forest for the trees

In their own backyard.


Tina is a girl

Who wants to be different

Stand out from the rest of the crowd

Pierced her nose

Dyed her hair green

Laughs just a little too loud

Mirror, mirror on the wall

who is the fairest of them all?

When she wonders

why her life is so hard

She’s missin’ it all

In her own backyard.


Johnny quit school

and joined the Army

Thought it would make him a man

Wasn’t very long, got into trouble

It didn’t work out like he planned

Now he’s over the hill

and on the run

Runnin’ down the highway

Johnny’s got a gun

Lookin’ for something he already had

Can’t see the forest for the trees

In his own backyard

I Used to Be a King