Level 42
Running in the Family
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Our dad would send us to our room
He'd be the voice of doom, he said that we would thank him later
All day he was solid as a rock
But by eight o'clock we'd be crumbling
One night my brother Joe and me
Climbed down the family tree that grew outside our bedroom window
We ran though we knew it couldn't last
Running from the past, from things that we were born to be

Looking back it's so bizarre
It runs in the family, all the things we are
On the backseat of the car with Joseph and Emily
We only see so far and we all have our daddy's eyes
Looking back it's so bizarre

(Ah, yeah)

Dad rang the officer in charge
A man so large, he barely fit his circumstances
He said two kids out on the street
Were picked up on the beat and in the station
So there's me with Emily and Joe
And daddy driving home, all heading in the same direction
He knew no matter what the breaks
We'd make the same mistakes, couldn't take his eyes of Joe and me

Looking back it's so bizarre
It runs in the family, all the things we are
On the backseat of the car with Joseph and Emily
We only see so far and we all have our daddy's eyes
Looking back it's so bizarre
It runs in the family, all the things we are
Looking back it's so bizarre

Like a dream within a dream
We're all somewhere in between (ooh ooh ooh ooh)
Like a drummer plays his drum, like a father, like a son (ooh ooh ooh ooh)
You're gonna have to face the music, oh yeah, face the music
Hey hey, we keep it running in the family
Hey hey, we keep on coming in the family

Looking back it's so bizarre
It runs in the family, all the things we are
On the backseat of the car with Joseph and Emily
We only see so far 'cause we all have our daddy's eyes
Looking back it's so bizarre, woh yeah yeah, running in the family
Running in the family, and we all have our daddy's eyes
Looking back it's so bizarre, woh yeah yeah, running in the family