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Words & music by Stan Schaffer.


IT IS WHAT IT WASN'T - words & music by Stan Schaffer
You were thinking yesterday, and I didn't know just what to say
'Cause I saw you before, it wasn't much more than a daydream
It isn't that the runner stumbled (isn't that the way?)
It just that he got pushed from behind
Caught in his prime, and hearing the audience laughing at someone

But don't be surprised, when the jury returns
They're doing a job for the system
Pointing the finger at somebody new
Hoping he's not the one they decide is the one this time

The innocence is missing, taken from the young one's hearts
Who hadn't the chance to take time and speak up for what they believed in, around them

But don't be surprised, when the goals are revealed
Nobody wants to be president (no one, who)
"Don't get involved" is the easy way out
Living in doubt, without caring the ending's in sight

I'm tired of tryin' to find the answer, but can't avoid the open space
Don't lose your faces, they may be the only things left to you ...
You're looking for direction? Well, stop trading things for each other
Turn off the wind; the heat's only bad when you think it is

And he'll realize, when the lost are the found,
Time isn't all that irrelevant
Pointing the finger at somebody new
Hoping he's not the one they decide is the one this time
This time, this time ...


from What Goes Around Comes Around, released August 31, 1989
Nate Butler: piano, acoustic guitar, backing vocals
Darren Embry: bass guitar, backing vocals
John W. Koontz: percussion, backing vocals
Mark Ribera: lead vocal, tenor & soprano saxophones
Stan Schaffer: drums, backing vocals


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