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​An Ordinary Life

This song is by It's Immaterial and appears on the album Song (1990).

When he was 35
Mr. Hart met Bernice
The checkout girl
Spending all his time
Hanging 'round the doors
Of the junk food store
Will they ever speak

Well, I guess you could
Describe her life as being lonely
Never homely
And in the evening hours
She'll take a ride uptown
With her teenage friends
You've seen it all before

And it's just her way
She'll never change
I've known right from the start
Bernice will break his heart

Is there hope for him
He quit his work a year ago
To live near the phone
Television helps
While away the hours until she calls
Laughing down the line

It's just his dream
They're worlds apart
I've known right from the start
Bernice will break his heart

Linda and Julie Anne
From the warehouse call by
They're Bernice's friends
They'll talk of anything
Play the records loud
And never use the phone
And he lives alone

Inside his dream
He'll never change
I've known right from the start
They're worlds and worlds apart
She'll break his heart
And knows she can
Always breaking hearts
With Linda and Julie Anne
Bernice and Linda and Julie Anne
Bernice and Linda and Julie Anne

It's just the sound
Of an ordinary life
It's just the sound
Of an ordinary life
It's just the sound
Of an ordinary life
It's just the sound
Of a heartbeat
It's just the sound
Of a heartbeat
Time after time