Bo Burnham – 1985

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INTRO

VERSE
He’s a really cool guy
He’s got a cool shirt
He’s got cool shoes
Did I mention the shirt?
If you ever got the chance to meet him
You’d know why I want to be him
He walks into a room and everyone respects him
He reads the news and doesn’t let that shit affect him
He’s really happy, he’s thrilled to be alive
His name is any white guy in 1985

CHORUS
White guy, 1985 (White guy, 19-80–)
White guy, 1985 (White guy, 1985)
White guy, 1985 (White guy, 19-80–)
White guy, 1985 (White guy)

VERSE
He’s got a job and a family; how does he do it?
Balance his work with his wife’s underwhelming cooking
He’s got all the answers that I wanna know
How can I be what I am but 40 years ago
Gee whiz, he got it and he flaunts
I am the thing he is, but he isn’t when I want
I guess it’s true that some people really
Got to fight to survive
And some people are white guys in 1985

CHORUS
White guy, 1985 (White guy, 19-80–)
White guy, 1985 (White guy, 1985)
White guy, 1985 (White guy, 19-80–)
White guy, 1985 (White guy)
Wait!

BRIDGE
It wasn’t easy being any white guy in 1985
Some white guys were living through the AIDS crisis
Some white guys were…Italian
And I’m not saying it’s hard being a white guy now
I’ve misspoke
I don’t mean to lump a group of people in a hive
I think I just meant my dad in 1985

CHORUS
My dad, 1985 (My dad!)
My father, 1985 (Papa!)
My dad, 1985
Scott Burnham, 1985 (Scott!)
I wanna be my dad (My dad, 1985) (Scott!)
I wanna be my dad (My father, 1985) (Scott!)
In the 80s (My dad, 1985) (Scott!)
My oblivious white dad in the mid-80s (Scott Burnham, 1985)
My dad was an oblivious white guy (My dad, 1985)
My dad was happier than I am (My father, 1985)
If I could be anybody dead or alive
I would want to be my dad in 1985