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Bye, Bye, Future

from Exact Change by Sandy Cash

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Words and music by John Forster, Limousine Music, posted by permission


I hear my dad come home
I hear my mommy call
I watch them read the letter
I see their faces fall
I may be only three
But I am not a fool
I’ve just been rejected by the
Riverside Nursery School

I’m bad… bad, bad, bad
What am I gonna do?
I’m fine in a sandbox
But I choke in an interview

Bye, bye future, bye, bye dream
Bye, bye happy, bye, bye self-esteem
My epitaph will be she hit her peak at three
And then took eighty years to die
Bye, bye future, bye, bye

Oh, no, another letter
Must be from my safety school
I’m breaking out in hives
I can’t control my drool
They’re reading, read, read, read
They’re talking, say, say, say
They’re laughing, oh, oh, oh!
I thinking I’m on my way

What a proud girl am I! Rivka Mizrachi’s playgroup!

Hello future, hello clout
Old boy netowrk, that’s what school’s about
And years from now, when Time and Newsweek
Interview my sitter
She’ll say “Early failures hurt her, yes
But did not leave her bitter
It’s a beautiful day in the neighborhood
The sun is out and life is good
Hello future, hello!


from Exact Change, released January 1, 2000
by John Forster, Limousine Music/ASCAP


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From the Midwest to the Middle East, American-born singer-songwriter Sandy Cash is a musical storyteller whose thoughtful – and theatrical – performance style is rooted in the songs on which she grew up back in her native Detroit.

Sandy draws on history and present-day politics, while exploring themes such as the sustaining love of family, a commitment to community, and a healthy sense of humor.
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