No. One

from by Collapsing Opposites

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When you were young, you looked up at the sky and you said, “I swear to God I’m gonna be someone.”
That was when you were young.

When you were young, you stared directly into the sun and you swore you’re gonna write your name all over everyone.
That was when you were young.
That was when you were number one.
That was when you were young.
That was when you were no one.
That was when you were young.
That was when you were number one.
That was when you were young.

And now that you’re old…
“Congratulations, sir, on a completely successful life. You had a long list of things that you wanted to do in your life and one by one you’ve checked them off of your list, so congratulations, sir, on a completely successful life. You’ve really done it. Every single thing that you set out to do, you’ve done them all, one by one. Once again, congratulations, sir, on a completely successful life.”

And in your middle age, the days just ticked on by. One by one, we are living in time. Every single one of us is living in time.

This is gonna be the perfect show.
Everyone we know is gonna show up.
Every single member of every single band
That we’ve ever played with is gonna come
and they’ll buy a CD.
This is our new CD release.

I know a man who’s made of rocks.
You’ll know him by the way he talks.
He’ll shake you by the brain as he takes you by the hand.
All that will remain is a pile of sand,
but then you’ll know.
I doubt they’ll play another show.

How’s it feel to be number one?
How’s it feel to beat everyone?
Tell me, are you having any fun?
Is what you wanted really what you’ve done?

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 and piano.
Produced by Mike Gittens and Collapsing Opposites at The Hive, Burnaby BC, 2008-2009.
Mastering by Stuart McKillop.

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