The Key

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A place and a time
Do you remember mine
Fading ink on a dotted line
And would you understand
How the very best laid plans
Fall apart as the stars align
The lengths we will go to
Now it's "if we only knew"
So you pray for yours and I'll pray for mine
It's startin' to feel that way

What is this life really for
'Cause I don't know anymore
You hold the key, you know the score
Leave my name at your door

Don't you know your own mind
Well I can be unkind
Didn't I tell you so long ago
Far be it for me to say
When I'm faking every day
Reaching out from so far below
It's startin' to feel that way

What is this life really for
'Cause I don't know anymore
Throw the key, hold the door

Well I don't know
I don't know
I don't know anymore
Here we go
Here we go
Here we go, down that road once more

Ask and you receive
Not easy to believe
Empty handed out in the cold
Turnin' on your heel
Knowin' how it feels
Knowin' you're only growin' old
You're startin' to feel that way

What is this life really for
'Cause I don't know anymore
Turn the key, unlock the door

Well I don't know
I don't know
I don't know anymore
Here we go
Here we go
Here we go, down that road once more

Words and Music by Mike Shupp
Copyright (c) 1999 Workplace Music (BMI)

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from The Key, released October 7, 2000
(c) (p) 2000 Private Mind Records
ISRC US-PM4-03-00203

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Mike Shupp writes American guitar pop songs that conjure the heartland, cruising through summer nights with one hand on the wheel, and the unlimited potential in tomorrow.
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