I Want To Be Surprised Again

When I walked through your door

I realized I'd been here before

It was your cosmetic aisles

And the shine of your linoleum floor

The music coming from the walls

The outfit of the lady I saw

The plastic scent of the air

The revolving sunglasses mirror

 

I want to be surprised again

I want to not know what's around the next bend

I want a chance to meet a new friend

I want a good, good reason to come back here again

 

When I first heard your mission

You seemed like an okay politician

I liked the lines of your smile

You said you would go the extra mile

But then I saw all your signs

And heard the slogans I had heard a thousand times

I wished it weren't true

And just a bad case of deja vu

 

I want to be surprised again

I want to not know what's around the next bend

I want a chance to meet a new friend

I want a good, good reason to come back here again

 

There once was a time

We listened to a wild man's rhymes

We tried his bread and his wine

We saw him forgive the unkind

We took off into the woods

In a gathering we'd never heard of

We were gone for days

Came back from the wild with new faith

 

I want to be surprised again

I want to not know what's around the next bend

I want a chance to meet a new friend

I want a good, good reason to come back here again