Song for Two

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lyrics

When you were younger, you wished you could be older,
but now that you’re older, you wish you could be younger.
And now that you’re dying, you wish you were living,
but when you were living, you wished you were in heaven.

Is that you what you meant when you said
what I said will not matter when we’re dead?

When you were trying, you couldn’t stop losing,
but now that you’re winning, you’re not even trying.
And when we were fighting, I wished I was winning,
but now that I’ve won everything, I just wish I could fight again.

Is that you meant when you said,
“when you said, ‘when you said, which do you mean?’”?
I meant what I hope you said
was what I said and we can both agree.
Yeah I said, "I said what you said
and I meant what I thought you meant to mean."
But you’ve got no idea. What I
mean is you’re not saying much to
me.

Those kids were all just measuring sticks. We’ve got pals and we’ve got kicks.
I will be there when you wake, learning from you every day.
I will keep an eye on you. You’ll take good care of me too.
I’m still singing all your songs, even though you have moved on.

In five years I will be you and there’ll be someone else who does just what I
do and I will look at them like you look at me now and thus we’ll prove:

you see yourself in me; I see myself in you.
This is a song for me; this is a song for you.
This is a song for three; this is a song for two.
This is a song by me; this is a song by you.

credits

from Inside Chance, released February 23, 2007
Written by Collapsing Opposites.
Ryan McCormick sang and played guitar, saxophone, and keyboard.
Julia Feyrer played drums.
Carrie Chapman played tuba.
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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