Song Lyrics

Jeanie marries when she’s 21
She has a baby one year on
And every year that’s the way that life goes
Lost herself in domesticity
A cleaning, feeding entity
She can’t recall what she was before

In an ideal world
Kids would keep their rooms tidy
An ideal world
He’d be home from his work on time
And in the morning I could lay in

Johnny signs his share of autographs
For all the people he makes laugh
And he walks home to an empty flat
Does his best to fight the silence
Late night TV, Vicodins
He can’t forget what he had before

In an ideal world
She would still think I’m funny
An ideal world
She’d be waiting in bed for me
And in the morning we could lay in
An ideal world

Molly’s sitting in a waiting room
The top doctor will see her soon
In the body nature gave her
Worried if she’ll ever wake up
Wondering if she’s better off
Why can’t she be what she was before?

In an ideal world
He would still think I’m pretty
An ideal world
He would only want to bed with me
And in the morning we could lay in

In an ideal world
You’d make a decision
An ideal world
You’d be making a home for me
And in the morning we could lay in
Sunday mornings we could lay in.