All Around It

from by Collapsing Opposites

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All around this country there are cool kids on bicycles
and we’re gonna try to find them all.
All around this nation there are people with haircuts
and we’re gonna play for them all.
We’ll roll through the prairie from city to city
and learn how to live on our songs.

Doers are… We try so hard,
and we find that the time we spend trying is all of our time.
You’re a fighter. Oh yeah, hey, we’re fighters!
But what on earth are we fighting for?

All around this battle there are warriors and medals
and we’re gonna conquer them all.
All around this concert there are posters and flyers
and things you could find at the mall.
All around this riot, we can try to find some quiet
but we know we’re part of the ball.

Well, the fuckers are… I did not get paid,
he explained, because nobody came. "Now please don’t complain."
And the clock ticks: tock, tick... Hey, you know
that time I proposed? If you hadn’t said no, I would’ve really married you
and a family too. It’s a nice excuse
to give up on the fight of our life now we’re fighting for two.
And all of our food… gotta get it on the table,
because the bun’s in the oven and no, no, no, this job won’t do.
I would do that for you: go back to school.
No more blues, no more tunes, no more tours, no more no, no, no, no.

All around this graveyard there are hiders and seekers
and some who aren’t trying at all.
All around this ego, so proud and so regal, yeah,
we’re gonna get what we want.
All around this island, from Cuba to Thailand, yeah,
we’re doing whatever we want.
All around this ocean, over stillness and motion, yeah,
we’ll do whatever we want.

credits

from Inside Chance, released February 23, 2007
Written by Collapsing Opposites.
Ryan McCormick sang and played guitar, keyboard, drums and cymbals.
Recorded and produced by Ryan McCormick and Pietro Sammarco in various locations, 2005-2006.
Mixed by Pietro Sammarco at Pippo Sound, Vancouver BC.
Mastered by Stuart McKillop.

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