Gonna paint a picture

Gonna put it in a frame

So I can show you how I'm feelin'

Without having to explain

And you can hang it from you ceiling

In your safe and happy home

When you come to understand it

You'll know you're not alone

Once upon a time

We could speak our minds


But now I don't believe you gwendolyn

I don't believe you're all that strong

I don't believe you know the dangers

Of this road you're travlin' on

You're always asking questions

That you know the answers to

Tell me please

What do you want from me

Gonna write a song

Gonna tell it like it is

And if you recognize yourself

I know you're going to be pissed

And if you call me on it

I'll deny it through and through

Just like woody allen would

If he were in my shoes

Once upon a time

I could speak my mind


Gonna write a letter

Gonna mail it to myself

Sincerely and forever

You and yours can go to hell

Well, the I'll put it in my pocket

So when this all comes crashing down

I'll have a way to show you

How long I've been wearing down

Once upon a time

We could speak our minds