Land of Opportunity

from by Collapsing Opposites

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lyrics

Whatcha whatcha want? Whatcha gonna gonna do?
Whatcha gonna do when they come for you?
Are you gonna take a walk? Are you gonna make a move?
You can talk a lot of talk, but the people want proof!

Well, you can get what you want and you can get what you deserve.
You can think a lot of thoughts and you can speak a lot of words.
Yeah, you can be a man and you can get heard.
You think you’ve got it bad but it’s gonna get worse.

Out in the community, there’s an opportunity. Land of opportunity! Social security!

On days like today I feel so good! Everything is working out the way I hoped that it would!

Lucky little pieces falling out of the sky. Nice things happen when you are a nice guy.
Lucky little pieces falling out of the sky. Nice things happen when you are a nice guy.
Lucky little pieces falling out of the sky. Nice things happen when you are a nice guy.
But Chicken Little always had to have another line. I would go with them if I had more time.
Lucky little pieces falling out of the sky. I’d go with them if I had more time.

There are gods of the sky and there are children of the earth.
You can have your fruits of plenty; you can have your time to purge.
You set off to see the king, but there’s a lesson you must learn:
it’ll happen soon enough you’ll be down in the dirt!
It’ll happen soon enough you’ll be riding in a hearse!

Out in the community, there’s an opportunity. Land of opportunity! Social security!

There must be something more to the story than this.
Some important details that I’m sorry I missed.
You tried to put all of your problems into a list.
You tried to put the nail in the coffin, but baby, you missed.
You tried to put the nail in the coffin, but Foxy, you missed.
You tried to put the nail in the coffin, but Foxy Loxy, you missed.

You notice that the air is getting older and you notice that the world is getting older.

You can package it up all nicely in a series of lines.
You can tell all your friends about it in the form of a rhyme.
You can keep on singing your songs until you run out of time.
You can tell me that the sky is falling, but I know that’s a lie.
Tell me that the sky is falling, but I know that’s a lie.
You tried to put the nail in their coffins, but maybe next time.
Tell me that the sky is falling, but there’s something you missed.
You tried to put the nail in their coffins, but Foxy Loxy, you missed.

credits

from Inside Chance, released February 23, 2007
Written by Collapsing Opposites.
Ryan McCormick sang and played guitar and keyboard.
Pietro Sammarco played cymbals and percussion.
Yelling by Laura Hatfield, Greenbelt Collective and Amanda Thomson.
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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