Wonderful, Rotten World

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Sung by Mark S. Meritt.

Circle P - Phonorecord Copyright 2007, 2002 Mark S. Meritt

Lyrics

Sometimes I feel so hungry
Wanting what I have not
Sometimes I feel I don’t need
What I’ve already got

Sometimes I find I’m happy
Sometimes I find I’m sad
Sometimes I find I’m neither
I find that’s not so bad

Two sides to every penny
Sand can become a pearl
Crystal can shatter into glass
Wonderful, rotten world

No matter what the choice is
Always there’s one preferred
A silent wish can be granted
The loudest can go unheard

But knowing what you should wish for
Isn’t a simple task
You may want something different
Once it’s too late to ask

Two sides to every penny
Sand can become a pearl
Crystal can shatter into glass
Horrible, lovely world

One day it’s all smooth sailing
The next day you hit a squall
Each cloud has a silver lining
Yet into each life some rain must fall

All these opposing forces
Yet there are no deadlocks
Never a contradiction
Never a paradox

Wherever life may find us
We may be at extremes
First one and then the other
But most often, in between

Good can’t be good without bad
Goes for both boy and girl
Everything’s black and white and gray
Wonderful, rotten world

© 2007, 1998 Mark S. Meritt

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