Morning Rolls Around (Long Hard Ride)

from by Kurt Fortmeyer

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I had a dream that I was in a wheelchair. It was so realistic that when I first woke up, it took me a few minutes to realize that I could walk. Then I started thinking about what it would be like the other way around.

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MORNING ROLLS AROUND

I sure do miss that old highway sound and I never liked to take things sittin' down
But I've got no choice so I'm getting 'round the best way I know how
I just can't ride like I used to do because it takes four wheels now instead of two
And here but for the grace of God sit you please don't forget that now

In spite of the rough life I have faced I never knew how bitter pain could taste
But now I've got no feeling below my waist and that's the way it'll always be
And sometimes I feel like I'm half a man although I always do the best I can
I try but I just can't understand why did it have to be me

It's a long hard ride from here to there
When people don't talk they just stand and stare
Hey I'm a regular guy but I'm stuck in this chair
And it's a long hard ride goin' anywhere

My lifestyle has been re-arranged but the man inside of me hasn't changed
I look a little different and I know it's strange but it'll grow on you with time
And I'm not gettin' up on a stump I'm just settin' upon my rump
Everyday's another curb to jump and another flight of stairs to climb

It's a long hard ride from here to there
When people don't talk they just stand and stare
Hey I'm a regular guy but I'm stuck in this chair
And it's a long hard ride goin' anywhere

When I drag my body into bed and I stuff an old pillow underneath my head
I repeat the prayer I've so often said since I laid that big bike down
I wish I may I wish I might go on a run in my dreams tonight
Then everything would be alright until morning rolls around

It's a long hard ride from here to there
When people don't talk they just stand and stare
Hey I'm a regular guy but I'm stuck in this chair
And it's a long hard ride goin' anywhere
It's a long hard ride goin' everywhere
It's a long hard ride
It's a long hard ride

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from Kurt Fortmeyer ©1994, released September 19, 1994
© 1994 Kurt Fortmeyer
Dad Zone Music ASCAP

Kurt Fortmeyer - vocals, acoustic guitar
Lee Dunham - bass
Bob Ricker - pedal steel

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