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  • If my mum was different
    If my dad wasn’t sad
    If my sister didn’t tease me
    Then I would be glad.

    If the war hadn’t happened
    And my Uncle Archie didn’t die
    My Dad would be happy
    And so would I.

    If my sister didn’t talk so much
    And take over each day
    Then I would tell people
    What I really wanted to say.

    If my schooling had been different
    And I had got by just fine
    Then any career going
    Would have been mine.

    If I had stood my ground
    And said that office work
    Wasn’t sound
    Then I would be painting
    all year round.

    But if I’d gone to art college
    Then I wouldn’t have gone further
    To find something better
    Where it was hot weather
    I would not have found my dearest friend
    And everything would not be alright in the end.
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