He says, "Goodbye, I'll see you tonight, I'll be home a little late"
She smiles and waves and says, "That's ok, I'll be waiting for you, love"
But she knows she'll be lonely, the kids gone to bed
And they haven't seen daddy, since they don't know when
They live on the promise that soon they'll have all that they need--
Even though there's already too many garage doors to clean
Still we work, chasing wealth
And we count all our gold thinking it's not enough
Living life; each his own
And we build bigger houses, but we've never been further from home.
She's on the road and making the good life; she calls home now and then
The crowds cheer, no seat is left empty; the stage has done her well
But she lies in her room, she's so lonely tonight
She's got thousands to spend but she just wants to cry
She believed them when they told her money was the way to win
Now she turns to the glass bottles calling her name once again
God looking down on his people
Must wonder how
We expect all our children to learn
What we've not learned ourselves