Few And Far Between Lyrics

by 10,000 Maniacs

Times are far between and few I bet
We can look upon our lives without regret

Of all the things I have done
You think I'm proud of everyone
Without exception

'Til you make your peace with yesterday
Never build a future I swear by what I say

Whatever penance you do
Decide what it's worth to you
And then respect it

However long it will take
To weather your mistakes
Why not accept it?

My hands for now are tied
I'm a body frozen, I'm a will that's paralyzed
When will you ever set aside your pain and misery?
No matter how I beg, no matter how I wish or plead

You'll never be more than alive
You'll never do more than survive
Until you expect it

Do you want to build a world with our lives?
You better soon decide
Or you can forget it

My hands for now are tied
I'm a body frozen, I'm a will that's paralyzed
'Til you drop that heavy baggage you're dragging behind
There won't be room for us to both go this ride