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The Impression That I Get

Have you ever been close to tragedy
Or been close to folks who have?
Have you ever felt a pain so powerful
So heavy you collapse?

I've never had to knock on wood
But I know someone who has
Which makes me wonder if I could
It makes me wonder if

I've never had to knock on wood
And I'm glad, I haven't yet
Because I'm sure it isn't good
That's the impression that I get

Have you ever had the odds stacked up so high
You need a strength most don't possess?
Or has it ever come down to do or die?
You've got to rise above the rest

I've never had to knock on wood
But I know someone who has
Which makes me wonder if I could
It makes me wonder if

I've never had to knock on wood
And I'm glad, I haven't yet
Because I'm sure it isn't good
That's the impression that I get

I'm not a coward
I've just never been tested
I'd like to think that if I was
I would pass

Look at the tested
And think there but for the grace go I
Might be a coward
I'm afraid of what I might find out

I've never had to knock on wood
But I know someone who has
Which makes me wonder if I could
It makes me wonder if

I've never had to knock on wood
And I'm glad I haven't yet
Because I'm sure it isn't good
That's the impression that I get

I've never had to, but I better knock on wood
'Cos I know someone who has
Which makes me wonder if I could
It makes me wonder if

I've never had to, I better knock on wood
Because I'm sure it isn't good
And I'm glad I haven't yet
That's the impression that I get