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Q: lyrics to a song ( Answered 5 out of 5 stars,   0 Comments )
Subject: lyrics to a song
Category: Arts and Entertainment
Asked by: 3kitz-ga
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Posted: 09 May 2003 22:23 PDT
Expires: 08 Jun 2003 22:23 PDT
Question ID: 201882
I am looking for lyrics to an old song from the 70's (I think) called
Things get a little easier once you understand. It's got talking in it
also. I thinks it's about a teen growing up or something like that.
Subject: Re: lyrics to a song
Answered By: j_philipp-ga on 09 May 2003 22:49 PDT
Rated:5 out of 5 stars
Hi 3kitz,

The song you remember is "Once You Understand" by Think. Indeed from
the 70's; it was number 23 on the Billboard charts in 1972. It's being
described as "a series of spoken/acted vignettes of rebellious teens
arguing with their uncool parents, over a backing track with the
ever-repeating chorus 'Things get a little easier/Once you
The 3.52 minutes song was written and produced by Lou Stallmann &
Bobby Susser (arranged by John Abbott), and published by Laurie
Records Inc., New York.
Here you can see an image of the record:

Think at

And now, the lyrics you requested:

Think - Once You Understand

"(Things get a little easier, once you understand) 
[repeated in background over and over and over until the end of the

[spoken dialog]
I'll be expecting you to get a haircut by Friday
Forget it dad, that won't change anything
Forget, nothing, you'll do as I say as long as you are living in my

He knows I'm not feeling well
And yet he doesn't take out one second out to help his mother
His only concern is for himself
Come on ma, what do you want from me
Don't argue with your mother, just shut up and listen

But mom, all my friends will be there
I said no, you can't go
But why
I don't want you in that neighborhood
Why, what's wrong with that neighborhood
I don't like the kind of people living there
What's wrong with them
Never mind, some day you will thank me

Are you sure nobody kept you company tonight while you were baby
What's that supposed to mean
Just curious
Admit it mom, you don't trust me

Where are you going now
To my friend's house
Don't you have things to do in the house
Don't you have homework
Why don't you sit down and read a book
Oh ma
Don't oh ma me
You're wasting your life away with foolish things
What are you talking about
How about your bridge club and your ladies groups
and your parties and your daytime programs
How about all that
That's different

Ma, I'll be home at 11
You better be home at 10 or don't bother to come home at all

When I was your age, I was working 12 hours a day
6 days a week helping to pay for the food and the rent
I don't understand, what's that got to do with me
If you can't figure that out for yourself, you're stupid

Hey dad, did you see my new guitar, I joined a group
Son, there's a little more to life than joining a group and playing a
Yeah dad, what is there to life (life, life)

[Music and background singing stop]
[Police officer]
Mr Cook, 
[Police officer]
Do you have a son named Robin, Robin Cook age 17
[Police officer]
I'm sorry Mr Cook, you better come down to the station house
Your son is dead
Dead?  How
[Police officer]
He died of a overdose
Oh my god 

[music starts again and the 'things get a little easier singing too]"

I hope this helps.

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"Things get a little easier once you understand" lyrics
"Think - Once You Understand"
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