Who Sang World on a String? My Dad Is Dead

My Dad Is Dead The Taller You Are, the Shorter You Get cover art
Release information
Release Date: 1989
length: 5:27
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Lyrics
I've got the world on a string in my back pocket
And you ain't gonna get it from me

My head is screwed on like a lightbulb in it's socket
And you ain't getting nothing from me

I am right, you are wrong, end of conversation
I don't want to hear anymore

I've got the world on a string in my back pocket
So how come I'm feeling so poor?

I can't change
No matter how I try
I can't change you
No matter how I wanted you to change

We're at crossroads, honey
And either way we're lost

I've got the world on a string in my back pocket
And you ain't gonna get it from me

My head is screwed on like a lightbulb in it's socket
And you ain't getting nothing from me

I am right, you are wrong, end of conversation
I don't want to hear anymore

I've got the world on a string in my back pocket
So how come I'm feeling so poor?

I can't change
No matter how I try
I can't change you
No matter how I wanted you to change

We've got to face the facts now
And the facts ain't forgiving

Tracklist
  • 1 For Lack of a Better Word
  • 2 The Big Picture
  • 3 Seven Years
  • 4 Too Far Gone
  • 5 Planes Crashing
  • 6 Boundaries
  • 7 Can't Get Started
  • 8 The Only One
  • 9 World on a String
  • 10 Meep Meep
  • 11 What Can I Do
  • 12 Whirlpool
  • 13 Nothing Special
  • 14 A Man Possessed
  • 15 So Much to Lose

  • Release information
    country(area): United States
    script: Latin