His going in the army is the best thing he could do. Now you're free to start to do, what you want to do.
Albert, Albert, Albert!
I remember how you told me I should trust you for a year. It would just be
for a year. But it's 8 years, Albert. 8 long years Albert.
It was only a sideline that's what you said. You just needed some money
that's what you said. You were going to college and get ahead. Instead of
being a music business bum. You were going to NYU and become....An English
(spoken lines - not part of the song)
An English teacher, an English teacher. If only you'd been an English
teacher. We'd have a little apartment in Queens. you'd get a summer vacation,
and we would know what life means. A man who's got his Masters is really
someone. How proud I'd be if you had become one. It could have been such a
wonderful life, I could have been Mrs. Peterson, Mrs. Albert Peterson. Mrs.
Phi-Beta-Cappa Peterson, the English teacher's wife.