Home Stretch

I’m going to be a better man
and really clean up my life
Say goodbye to the bottle
Hello to my wife
I gonna straighten up
Straighten up and fly right
I’m trimming my sails
On the home stretch of my life

I’ll be sweet to old ladies
helping them to cross the street
Stop cussing and kicking dogs
Smile at every tot I meet
You don’t believe me baby
I can see the doubt in your eyes
But I’m trimming my sails
On the home stretch of my life

I’ll stop speeding in my car
Man I’ll drive like a saint
You say I won’t ever
Be something that I ain’t
Just watch me baby
Straighten up and fly right
I’m trimming my sails
On the home stretch of this life

A steak and a martini?
Nah man that’s not for me
Little salad no dressing
and a cup of green tea
I’m gonna do it baby
Straighten up and fly right
I’m trimming my sails
On the home stretch of my life

By the time I meet my maker
I’ll be as clean as I can be
Ain’t nobody in heaven
Don’t have some history
I’ll see you up there, baby
After I straighten up and fly right
I’m trimming my sails
Here on this home stretch of my life

Thank god the god that I know
says forgive and forget
So maybe all these changes don’t have happen yet!
I’ll see you next year baby
When I straighten up and fly right
I’ll be trimming my sails
for the home stretch of my life

© George Bisharat 2016