Quills Quotes & Notes: Lyrics of songs by Rosemary Phillips - Singer-Songwriter


Index to Lyrics of Songs by Rosemary Phillips



Oompa


Words and music by Rosemary Phillips
From the CD Me and My Guitar
Link to Order Page for Song and CD Download

Oompa, oompa oompapa, gotta take a break from life - fa-la.
Oompa oompa oompapa, get up and dance, move with the flow
Gotta take a break and let yourself go.
(Oompa, oompa, oompapa, oompa, oompa, oompapa)

Once had a friend, sitting on her horse
When her life got presented with a brand new course
No mem'ry for a month of where she had been
Another two went by before her sight was clear
She ended up in hospital with surgery on her brain
One things for sure, life will not be the same.

Oompa, oompa oompapa, gotta take a break from life - fa-la.
Oompa oompa oompapa, get up and dance, move with the flow
Gotta take a break and let yourself go.
(Oompa, oompa, oompapa, oompa, oompa, oompapa)

Had another friend thought she'd everything in sight
Knew where she was going, her career just right.
A minor operation gave a different point of view,
Said the doctor, "There'll be no more heavy lifting for you.
Take a few more months at home to rest and heal."
Seems that life for my friend needs a break, we feel.

Oompa, oompa oompapa, gotta take a break from life - fa-la.
Oompa oompa oompapa, get up and dance, move with the flow
Gotta take a break and let yourself go.
(Oompa, oompa, oompapa, oompa, oompa, oompapa)

A young man I know had a heart attack
It took quite a while for him to come on back.
Time in the hospital, time to rest
Time to find out what's important and best
Changing his priorities and his way of being
Seems life took a break to help him in seeing.

Oompa, oompa oompapa, gotta take a break from life - fa-la.
Oompa oompa oompapa, get up and dance, move with the flow
Gotta take a break and let yourself go.
(Oompa, oompa, oompapa, oompa, oompa, oompapa)

Life is so peculiar and I often wonder why
When we least expect it things can go awry
Are we too busy running, trying to get ahead
And miss those signs that slow us down instead
Next thing we know, we're wiped off our feet...
It's time to re-adjust so we don't get beat...

Oompa, oompa oompapa, gotta take a break from life - fa-la.
Oompa oompa oompapa, get up and dance, move with the flow
Gotta take a break and let yourself go.
(Oompa, oompa, oompapa, oompa, oompa, oompapa
Oompa, oompa, oompapa, oompa, oompa, oompapa.)

   

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