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  1. Complacency Song

From the recording the short list

The last part of this song was inspired by the poet Mary Oliver, and so is dedicated to her.

Lyrics

what if we bought a farm
and turned it into a bed and breakfast?
People could come from everywhere
just to rest awhile.
And Sally knows massage,
and Peg could lead the meditation
People could come from everywhere
just to close their eyes
'Cause all around the table at the Dube
We're pushing 30, 40, 50
and hopin' to hit the lottery tonight.

Chorus: 'Cause we kinda like our jobs
and we sort of accept our lives
we got money coming in,
but wouldn't it be nice if...

we could could buy a little bookstore
where Dee could sell her tapestries
Susan, she could do publicity
and Manny could sing,
or maybe buy a little gift store
on the beach street corner
of anywhere but here

'Cause all around the table at
The Not So Silver Spoon
we're playing numbers like wishes
hey, visualize hitting the lottery tonight.

Chorus

We didn't have to work two jobs
comin' home too tired to keep our heads up
I can think of other things I'd rather do instead of this markin' time.

"Yeah," said Peg, "I wanna be my own boss!"
Susan agrees wholeheartedly,
but Sally's looking out the window.

Can't you feel it all around the table tonight?
We can just get up
reinvent our own lives.

It's still out of sight, but they can hear it now
You don't have to know
where the river will take you
Just row with all your might
toward the things that make your spirit soar
'cause oh yeah, you get what you settle for.

So tell me what you're gonna do
with your wild and precious life
Will you row against the tide
let the river break you?
Tell me what you're gonna do
with your wild and precious life--
will you row with all your might
let the river take you?