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Gettin' On That Bus

04:25
Ann-Marita
0000-00-00
Words and music by Ann-Marita Garsed

Lyrics

GETTIN’ ON THAT BUS 1. Emma was born on the side of the tracks Where kids learn fast to watch their backs And not trust a soul Her friends didn’t know each day she got home She’d smell a diff’rent man’s cologne From down the hall And it was never explained Or much talked about How Emma’s Mom put food in their mouths It just went on, and on, and on (CHORUS): Well, you can’t choose your folks You can’t choose your name It’s part of the deal Got no one to blame, that’s life But you get a choice Of which way to turn Repeat the mistakes Or finally learn to get by Emma promised herself From the age of nine Each time the Greyhound drove on by “Gonna make sure I’ll be OK, cause I’m gettin’ on that bus one day.” 2. She came home early one afternoon Her mom had a blackened silver spoon In her trembling hand She yelled at her baby girl to leave Mama needed some time to herself, so please would she understand Emma sat on the steps with no place to go Wishin’ time didn’t have to pass so slow So slow, oh, so slow (CHORUS): Well, you can’t choose your folks You can’t choose your name It’s part of the deal Got no one to blame, that’s life But you get a choice Of which way to turn Repeat the mistakes or finally learn to get by Emma thought as that Greyhound made its way right through town “Gonna make sure I’ll be ok, cause I’m gettin’ on that bus one day!” (INSTRUMENTAL) 3. Then the day fin’lly came around She got to wear that cap and gown and cross that stage No one was there to beam with pride Watchin’ her laugh and cry and turn that page But with a dorm room waitin’ down at Kansas State And a scholarship, all expenses paid She had it made, yeah, she had it made (CHORUS): Well, you can’t choose your folks You can’t choose your name It’s part of the deal Got no one to blame, that’s life But you get a choice of which way to turn Repeat the mistakes or finally learn to get by So the Greyhound wouldn’t pass on through Emma stood shoutin’ in full view: “I know it’s all gonna be ok, cause I’m gettin’ on that bus – today!” (TAG): Getting on that bus today Getting on that bus today Copyright © 2005 Ann-Marita Garsed. All rights reserved.