Whatever Happened To?

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I once did a mentoring workshop for 6th graders where they all wanted to be pro-football or basketball players. What ever happened to I want to be an astronaut?

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I’d like to know
what ever happened to I want to be an astronaut?
and go for a rocket shot into outer space
What ever happened to I want to be an astronaut?
I wouldn’t weigh a lot with a smile upon my face!

But I can see stars on my TV
where I can float in my own virtual reality
what ever happened to I want to be an astronaut
guess I just forgot that I could fly to another place

I’d like to know
what ever happened to I want to be the president?
run the establishment in a fair and honest way
what ever happened to I want to be the president?
and see that taxes are wisely spent each and every day

But that’s responsibility
and why should I care about anyone else but me?
what ever happened to I want to be the president?
It got lost on the internet, you wouldn’t respect me anyway

This is what I’d like to know
can anybody tell me where the old I-wanna-be’s all go?

I’d like to know!
what ever happened to I want to be a scientist?
and study how we exist on this ball of blue
what ever happened to I want to be a scientist?
maybe a physicist and study each and every clue…

But I’d have to get my Ph.D
and have you seen my scores on the SAT?
What ever happened to I want to be a scientist?
I guessed it’s what I missed on my way to school
What ever happened to…

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from The Watch Man, track released September 1, 2001
Music & Lyrics by Arlon Bennett. Special thanks to 'kids' Ashley Farkas & Jonathan Farkas on the recording.

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Arlon Bennett New York

Arlon Bennett; Daddy, Eagle Scout, baseball connoisseur, and all-around Renaissance guy with Tuscan roots, is an Americana songsmith writing songs that recall Harry Chapin and vintage James Taylor, but with an eloquence and honesty all his own. A home-made guitarist with a self-effacing style, he has a gift of storytelling from the heart that reveals the gold nuggets in the river of everyday life. ... more

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