Mott the Hoople Rest in Peace Lyrics

Studio Version

Oh if my wheel could take another turn
And if my life replaced itself again
I wouldn't want a single thing to change
Oh it's been good, though it's been strange

And if my dreams were willing to come true
Oh I would not even try to let them through
I'm sure there's things I've missed, that others preached
The goals they reached, they weren't for me

Rest in peace
Even though the worries seem to mount
Don't let them count
Rest in peace

Throw all those smiles and paper miles away
You make willow pattern pictures through the rain
And swallow when your heart begins to breathe
Just like a bird, do what it please

'Cause I ain't gonna be here all that long
And when I'm old I want to know I sung
If there's a road ahead, I'll jump right in
Just got to win, this is my hymn

Rest in peace
Even though your worries seem to mount
Don't let them count
Rest in peace

Rest in peace

Live Version

Oh if my wheel could take another turn
And if my life replaced itself again
I wouldn't want a single thing to change
Oh it's been good, though it's been strange

And if my dreams were willing to come true
Oh I would not even try to force them through
I'm sure there's things I've missed, that others preached
The goals they reached, they weren't for me

Rest in peace
Even though the worries seem to mount
Don't let them count
Rest in peace

Throw all those miles and paper smiles away
You make willow pattern pictures through the rain
And swallow when your heart begins to breathe
Just like the birds, do what they please

'Cause you know, we ain't gonna be here all that long
And when I go I want to know I sung
If there's a road ahead, I'll jump right in
Just got to win, this is my hymn

Rest in peace
Even though your worries seem to mount
Don't let them count
Rest in peace

Rest in peace



Written by: D Jones, Joseph Johnson, Tony Randle
Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group

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