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How come you’re so ugly?
What could have possibly gone wrong?
How come your music’s so awful?
Why can’t you write a good song?
Well, your mom will not be your mother,
and your dad, he swears he’s not your dad.
How come you had to be a duckling?
Why couldn’t you have been a band?

For so long you have traveled.
You’ve travelled all across the land.
You’ve tried so hard not to be jealous
of all your friends’ more successful bands.
But the animals only mock you.
The farmers won’t even be your fans!
How come you had to be a duckling?
Why couldn’t you have been a band?

It’s true. It’s true that nobody likes you
until you stand on your own feet – until you don’t like them too.

It’s true: there’s two things that you could do:
get your revenge or you could show them just what they could do.

Me, I’ll take good care of you. "No way!"
I’ll keep you safe away from harm. "Yeah, right!"
I’ll give you lots of room to practice. "Uh uh!"
I’ll let you sleep in my barn. "Get lost!"
So come now, little duckling, "Take a hike!"
keep on singing your song. "Forget it!"
One day you’ll be famous, "Never!"
one day you’ll be a beautiful swan.

One day you’ll be a beautiful swan!


from Inside Chance, released February 23, 2007
Written by Collapsing Opposites.
Ryan McCormick sang and played guitar and keyboard.
Laura Hatfield played drums.
Yelling by Greenbelt Collective, Laura Hatfield 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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