From the recording About Funk in Time
Original composition by Jerry Velona. Dedicated to guys who never give up - with justification or not!
Man, I’m feeling good and there’s nowhere else to go but up from here
They say that life is what you make it and baby I’m about to take it to the stratosphere
And it don’t matter that I don’t stand a chance, I still believe I’m gonna find romance
Because the dope springs eternal in the heart of a desperate man.
Well they sell me all the lines and I buy ‘em just as fast as a man can
Then she gives me a smile and in a short while I’m drafting up the wedding plans
Don’t really matter that the odds are slim, and it’s much more likely that I’ll sink than swim
Because the dope springs eternal in the heart of a desperate man
Now every day in the morning I have this plan to win every battle and crush every man
‘cause in my mind I’ve got it and I get it you can set it and forget it cause I’m winning every bet
It never stops going round in my blender brain and when tomorrow comes it’s the same again.
If I ever stopped to think it might fall apart so I’m pluggin’ and I’m buggin’ and I’m leading with my heart.
Well you don’t need no lucky charm when there’s happy, little leprechaun inside your head
And even though you might trip and fall and stall and crawl and folderol you’ll get it friend
And it don’t matter that I don’t stand a chance, I still believe that I’ll find my romance
Because the dope springs eternal in the heart of a desperate
Rope swings eternal in the head of this desperate
Dope spring eternal in the heart of a desperate man
© Jerry Velona 2017. Christopher Robin Music BMI. All Rights Reserved