Keeping Up With the Tides

from by Collapsing Opposites

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I am in the place I like to be, just floating in the middle of the stream.
If the current carries me away downstream, then I won’t be in that place I like to be.

Gotta keep up! Gotta catch up! Gotta stay in touch just to keep what I’ve got!

Hopping up the creek from stone to stone. You’re walking and you’re talking on your

phone is gonna ring! What was that thing?

All this water’s passing us by. Don’t think about the water: think of time.
And all of us are stuck out here in space. And all of us are riding on a wave.
And all of us are on our treadmills. And all of us are treading water still.
I heard the water level’s going to rise. I heard that all of this is yours and mine.
And it’s a pleasure to have you aboard, so let us raise our sails and set a course.

Gotta keep up! Gotta catch up! Gotta stay in touch just to keep what I’ve got!

Octopus has got its tentacles in everything:
fingers on the pulse and ears to the ground.
Eyes on the scene (see and be seen) –
checking out what’s happening. Listen to the sound!
Kicking with your flipper! gotta go quicker!
Wishing you were hipper in your Clipper.
Floating in the water, looking like a yachter,
you’re a globetrotter, a planner, a plotter.
Gotta have a vision.
Never go fishing.
Gotta keep adapting to everything happening.
The world changes fast – don’t fall behind!
Gotta keep tacking! Tighten up the slack and
we’ve got to dump weight – drop the tackle and line!
Planet’s always spinning! Plates are all drifting
(fashion and the wind and the currents and the tide)!
All of us are always traveling in time, so
welcome to the future one more time.
Gotta have a vision.
Don’t ever go fishing.

credits

from In Time, released January 29, 2010
Written by Collapsing Opposites.
Ryan McCormick sings and plays guitar.
Laura Hatfield plays drums.
Jarrett Evan Samson plays bass.
Jessica Wilkin plays keyboard.
Produced by Mike Gittens and Collapsing Opposites at The Hive, Burnaby BC, 2008-2009.
Mastering by Stuart McKillop.

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