The Gift

from by Collapsing Opposites

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This kind of life is not sustainable.
This kind of price is not affordable.
This surprise is unexchangeable, with no refunds.
This kind of prize is unwinnable.

And you’re never, ever, ever gonna get all the things that you want.
And you’re never, ever, ever gonna end up in the place where you thought you ought to be at.

This kind of song is unsingable.
These kind of words are unspeakable, like “I love you,” like “Honey, I’m pregnant,” or “Will you marry me?”
These kind of thoughts are unthinkable!
These kind of lies are unbelieveable!

And you’re never, ever, ever gonna get all the things that you want.
And you’re never, ever, ever gonna end up in the place where you thought you ought to be at.
You’re never, ever, ever gonna get all the things that you want,
and you’re never, ever, ever gonna end up in the place where you thought you ought to be at.

You’ve got a lot of wants, but you don’t have many needs.
You’ve got a lot of wants, but you don’t have many needs.
Your expectations for perfection… You had a vision. You wanted it to go a certain way.
But it didn’t! No, it didn’t, no no.

You’ve got a lot of wants, but you don’t have many needs.
You’ve got a lot of wants, but you don’t have many needs.
No, no, no, it didn’t work out the way that you wanted,
but that’s alright. If you look again,
I’m sure that you’ll find there’s something good in it,
and maybe you’re even better off that way.

These kind of plans are unpredictable.
This straight line is unbendable.
This advice is unacceptable.
This kind of gift is ungiveable.

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

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