The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe, 2005

The Collection, 2005

Tibetan Freedom Concert Album, 1997

Too Hot Single, 1991

Under Rug Swept, 2002

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WHERE YOU CAN FIND IT SONG
The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe Wunderkind
The Collection/Single Crazy (James Michael Mix)
Tibetan Freedom Concert Album (Disc 2) Wake Up (Live)
Too Hot Single Too Hot (Hot Shot Mix)
Under Rug Swept 21 Things I Want In A Lover
Under Rug Swept A Man
Under Rug Swept Flinch
Under Rug Swept/Single/Women & Songs 6/The Collection Hands Clean
Under Rug Swept Narcissus
Under Rug Swept/Single/Juno Awards 2003: A Year of Great Canadian Music Precious Illusions
Under Rug Swept So Unsexy
Under Rug Swept/Women & Songs 7 Surrendering
Under Rug Swept That Particular Time
Under Rug Swept Utopia
Under Rug Swept You Owe Me Nothing In Return

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The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch, and the Wardrobe, 2005

Wunderkind

A perilous place, walk backwards toward you
Blink disbelieving eyes chilled to the bo-o-one
Most visibly brave, no apprehended gloom
First to take this foot to virgin snow-ow-ow

I am a magnet for all kinds of deeper wonderme-ent
I am a wunderkind oh oh oh oh
And I lift the envelope pushed far enough to believe thi-i-is
I am a princess on the way to my throne

Destined to serve, destined to rule

Oh ominous place, spellbound and un-child-proofed
My least favourite chill to bare alo-o-one
Compatriots in place they'd cringe if I told you
Our best back-pocket secret our bond full-blow-own

And I am a magnet for all kinds of deeper wonderme-e-ent
I am a wunderkind oh oh oh oh
And I am a pioneer naive enough to believe thi-i-is
I am a princess on the way to my throne

Destined to seek, destined to know

Most beautiful place, reborn and blown off roof
My view about-face whether great will be done

And I am a magnet for all kinds of deeper wonderment
I am a wunderkind oh oh oh oh
I am a ground-breaker naive enough to believe thi-i-is
I am a princess on the way to my throne

And I am a magnet for all kinds of deeper wonderme-e-ent
I am a wunderkind oh oh oh oh
I am a Joan of Arc and smart enough to believe thi-is
I am a princess on the way to my throne

Destined to reign, destined to roam
Destined to reign, destined to roam

Ooh ah ah ooh oh
Ooh ah ah ooh roam

Destined to reign, destined to roam
Destined to rei-ei-eign, destined to roam

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The Collection

The Collection, 2005

Crazy [Seal Cover]

Note: There are a number of versions of this song, the lyrics for all (except for the club remixes) are identical

In a church, by the face,
He talks about the people going under.

Only child know

A man decides after seventy years,
That what he goes there for, is to unlock the door.
While those around him criticize and slee-eep
And through a fractal on a breaking wall,
I see you my friend, and touch your face agai-ai-ain.
Miracles will happen as we tri-ip.

But we're never gonna survi-i-ive, u-unless
We get a little crazy
No we're never gonna survi-i-ive, u-unless
We are a little cra-a-a-zy

Yellow people walking through my head.
One of them's got a gun, to shoot the other o-o-o-one.
And yet together they were friends at school
Oh, get it, 'nd get it, 'nd get it, 'nd get it no no no!

If all were there when we first took the pill,
Then maybe, then maybe, then maybe, then maybe
Miracles will happen as we spea-eak.

But we're never gonna survi-i-ive, u-unless
We get a little crazy
No we're never gonna survi-i-ive, u-unless
We are a little cra-a-zy

No no, we'll never survive, unless we get a
[notes held:] little bi-it

In a sky full of people, only some want to fly,
Isn't that crazy?
In a world full of people, only some want to fly,
Isn't that crazy? Crazy
In a heaven of people there's only some want to fly,
Ain't that crazy?
Oh babe, oh darlin'
In a world full of people there's on'y some want to fly-y-y,
Ain't that crazy? Crazy, crazy, crazy!

But we're never gonna survi-i-ive, u-unless
We get a little crazy
No we're never gonna survi-i-ive, u-unless
We are a little cra-a-zy

But we're never gonna survi-i-ive, u-unless
We get a little crazy
No we're never gonna survi-i-ive, u-unless
We are a little cra-a-zy

No no, we'll enver survi-ive,
Unless we get a
[Notes held:] little bi-it

And then you see things
The size of which you've never known before

They'll break it someday
Only child know, know

The things
The size of which you've never known before

Someday (someday, someday)

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Tibetan Freedom Concert

Tibetan Freedom Concert Album, 1997

Wake Up (Live)

[Cheers]

You like snow but only if it’s warm, hi yi
You like rain but only if it’s dry ah ah aye yi
There’s no sentimental value to the rose, that fell on your floor
There’s no fundamental excuse for the granted I’m taken fo-or

‘Cause it’s easy not to
So much easie-er not to
And what goes around never comes around to-o you-ou,
To-o you oh aye ya aye ya ah ah aye aye aye aye ya aye aye ya ha ah aye ya da di

You like pain but only if it doesn’t hurt too much
And you sit . . . and you wait . . . to recei-ei-ei-ei-ei-ei-eive
Well there’s an obvious attraction
To the path of least resistance in your li-ee-a-ife
And there’s an obvious aversion no amount of my insistance
Could make you try toni-ight

‘Cause it’s easy not to
So much easie-e-er not to
And what goes around never comes around to you-ou-ou
To you-ou oh oh oh oh oh oh oh oh
To you-ou-ou
To you-ou oh ha oh oh oh oh oh hoo
To you hoo
To ya oo ya da da da da da di
Yi

There’s no love no money no thrill anymore

Oh there’s an apprehensive naked little trembling boy
With his head in his ha-ee-a-ands
And there’s an underestimated and impatient little girl
Raising her ha-a-a-and

'Cause it’s easy not to
So much easie-e-er not to-o-o
And what goes around never comes around to you-ou-ou
to you-ou oh oh oh oh oh oh oh ho to you ho oh

Get up 'n' get u-up 'n' get up off of it
'n' get up please get u-up 'n' get up off of it
'n' get out get the hell outta here, enough already
'n' get up plea-ea-ea-yeah-ah-ea-ease
'nd wake up

[Spoken:] Thank you very much everyone, god bless you

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Too Hot Single, 1991

Too Hot (Hot Shot Mix)

MALE VOICE: Hot shot!
Ha ha ha ha hot!
Ha ha ha hot shot!
Ha ha ha hot!
Hot ha ha shot!
Ha ha hot shot!
Hot hot shot

ALANIS [Spoken]: Hey boy you wanted all or nothin’
Lose the apprehension baby
And go with the flow ‘cause you know you’ve got to
Stand up if you want the answers
You need to blast ‘em straight up baby
So say what you mean and you mean to say now

[Sung] Hey you don’t have to go and prove it
You just go ahead and do it
Your time is for the takin’, makin’
The best of what you got now

Always too hot, never too cold
You make your best shot too hot to hold
Never too young, never too old
You gotta go for gold!

MALE: Ha ha ha ha hot
Ha hot ha hot shot

ALANIS: [Spoken] Don’t care what they say aboutchya
You never throw a hero party
For those who oppose who you chose to be now
Maybe you could feel the power, yeah
It’s like a bomb inside your head that blows if you’re
Slow when you go to use it
[Sung]You, you gotta show them that you mean it
Just go ahead and scream it
And show them what they’re missin’ listen
To what your heart could tell ya

Always too hot, never too cold
You make your best shot too hot to hold
Never too young, never too old
You gotta go for gold!
Baby baby baby

Always too hot, never too cold
You make your best shot too hot to hold
Never too young, never too old
You gotta go for gold!
Baby baby baby

Gold! And when you’re there you gotta
ALANIS with CROWD: Throw your hands in the air
And wave ‘em like you just don’t care
ALANIS: Reachin’ teachin’ practice what you’re preachin’
ALANIS with CROWD: Throw your hands in the air
And wave ‘em like you just don’t care
ALANIS: Movin’ provin’ everything you’re doin’

MALE VOICE: Hot! Ha hot shot!
Ha ha ha ha hot!
Hot ha hot shot
ALANIS: You
CROWD: Hot! Shot!
Hot! Cold!
Young! Old!

ALANIS: You, you don’t have to go and prove it
You just go ahead and do it
Your time is for the takin’ makin’
The best of what you got now

Always too hot
MALE VOICE: Ha hot
ALANIS: Never too cold
Give your best shot
MALE VOICE: Hot shot
ALANIS: Go with the flow ‘cause you know you’ve got to

Always too hot, never too cold
You make your best shot too hot to hold
Never too young, never too old
You gotta go for gold
Baby baby baby

Always too hot, never too cold
You make your best shot too hot to hold
Never too young, never too old
You gotta go for gold

Baby baby baby
Always too hot
MALE VOICE: Ha ha hot
ALANIS: Never too cold
Take your best shot
MALE VOICE: Hot shot
ALANIS: Go with the flow ‘cause you know you’ve got to
Always too hot
MALE VOICE: Ha ha hot
ALANIS: Never too cold
Take your best shot
MALE VOICE: Hot hot shot
ALANIS: Go with the flow ‘cause you know you’ve got to
Always too hot
MALE VOICE: Ha hot
ALANIS: Never too cold
Take your best shot
MALE VOICE: Shot shot
ALANIS: Go with the flow 'cause you know you've got to
Always too hot
MALE VOICE: Hot shot
ALANIS: Never too cold...

[Repeat & Fade]

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Under Rug Swept front Under Rug Swept inside Under Rug Swept back

Under Rug Swept, 2001

21 Things I Want in a Lover

Do you derive joy when someone else succeeds?
Do you not play dirty when engaged in competition?
Do ya have a big intellectual capacity but know that it alone does not equate wisdom?
Do you see everything as an illusion?
But enjoy it even though you are not of it?
Are you both masculine and feminine?
Politically aware?
And don't believe in capital punishment?

These are twenty-one things that I want in a lover
Not necessarily needs but qualities that I prefer

Do you derive joy from diving in and seeing that loving someone can actually feel like freedom?
Are you funny?
la self-deprecating?
Like adventure?
And have many form
d opinions?

These are twenty-one things that I want in a lover
Not necessarily needs but qualities that I prefer
I figure I can describe it since I have a choice in the matter
These are twenty-one things I choose to choose in a lover

I'm in no hurry I could wait forever
I'm in no rush 'cause I like being solo
There are no worries and certainly no pressure
In the meantime I'll live like there's no-o tomorrow

Are you uninhibited in bed?
More than three times a week?
Up for being experimental?
Are you athletic?
Are you thriving in a job that helps your brother?
Are you not addicted?

These are twenty-one things that I want in a lover
Not necessarily needs but qualities that I prefer

I figure I can describe it since I have a choice in the matter
These are twenty-one things I choose to choose in a lover
[Simultaneously] Are you uninhibited in bed?
More than three times a week?
Up for being experimental?
Are you athletic?
Are you thriving in a job that helps your brother?
Are you not addicted?

Are you curious and communicative?

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A Man

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I am a man as a man I've been told
Bacon is brought to the house in this mold
Born of your bellies I yearn for the cord
Years I have groveled repentance ignored

And I have been blamed
And I have repented
I'm working my way toward our union mended

I am man who has grown from a son
Been crucified by enrag
d woman
I am son who was raised by such men
I'm often reminded of the fools I'm among

And I have been shamed
And I have relented
I'm working my way toward our union mended
And I have been shamed
And I have repented
I'm working my way toward our union mended

We don't fare well with endless reprima-ands and
We don't do well with a life served as a sentence and
This won't work well if you're hell bent on your offence 'cause
I am a man who understands your reticence

I am a man who still does what he can
To dispel our archaic reputation
I am a man who has heard all he can
'Cause I don't fare well with endless punishment

'Cause I have been blamed and I have repented
I'm working my way toward our union mended
And we have been blamed and we have repented
I'm working my way toward our union mended

We don't fare well with endless reprima-ands and
We don't do well with a life served as a sentence and
This won't work well if you're hell bent on your offence 'cause
I am a man who understands your reticence

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Flinch

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What's it been over a decade?
It still smarts like it was four minutes ago
We only influenced each other totally
We only bruised each other even more so

What are you my blood? You touch me like you are my blood
What are you my dad? You affect me like you are my dad

How long can a girl be shackled to you and
How long before my dignity is reclaimed and
How long can a girl stay haunted by you
Soon I'll grow up and I won't even flinch at your name
Soon I'll grow up and I won't even flinch at your na-a-ame

Where've you been? I heard you moved to my city
My brother saw you somewhere downtown
I'd be paralyzed if I ran into you
My tongue would seize up if we were to meet again

What are you my God? You touch me like you are my God
What are you my twin? You affect me like you are my twin

How long can a girl be tortured by you?
And how long before my dignity is reclaimed
And how long can a girl be haunted by you
Soon I'll grow up and I won't even flinch at your name
Soon I'll grow up and I won't even flinch at your na-ame

So here I am one room away from where I know you're standing
A well-intentioned man told me you just walked in
This man knows not of how this information has affected me
But he knows the colour of the car I just drove away in

What are you my kin? You touch me like you are my kin
What are you my air? You affect me like you are my air

And how long can a girl be tortured by you?
And how long before my dignity is reclaimed
And how long can a girl be haunted by you
Soon I'll grow up and I won't even flinch at your name
Soon I'll grow up and I won't even flinch at your na-ame

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Hands Clean single Australia 1 Hands Clean Single Australia 2

Hands Clean

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If it weren't for your maturity none of this would've happened
If you weren't so wise beyond your years I would've been able to control myself
If it weren't for my attention you wouldn't have been successful and if
If it weren't for me you would never have amounted to very much

And ooh this could be messy but
But you don't seem to mi-ind and
Ooh don't go telling everybody and
And overlook this suppos
d crime

We'll fast forward to a few years later
And no one knows except the both of us
And I have honoured your request for silence
And you've washed your hands clean of this

You're essentially an employee and I like you having to depend on me
You're a kind of prot
g and one day you'll say you learned all you know from me and
And I know you depend on me like a young thing would to a guardian
I know you sexualize me like a young thing would and I think I like it

Ooh this could get messy
But ooh you don't seem to mind and
Ooh don't go telling everybody
And overlook this suppos
d crime

We'll fast forward to a few years later and
And no one knows except the both of us
I've more than honoured your request for silence
And you've washed your hands clean of this

What part of our history's reinvented and under rug swept?
What part of your memory is selective and tends to forget?
What with this distance it seems so obvious?

Just make sure you don't tell on me especially to members of your family
We best keep this to ourselves and not tell any members of our inner posse
I wish I could tell the world 'cause you're such a pretty thing when you're done up properly
I might want to marry you one day if you watch that weight and you keep your firm body

Ooh this could be messy and
Ooh I don't seem to mind
Ooh don't go tellin' everybody
And overlook this suppos
d cri-ime

We'll fast forward to a few years later and
And no one knows except the both of us
And I have honoured your request for silence
And you've washed your hands clean of this

Ooh this could get messy but
Ooh I don't seem to mind
Ooh don't go tellin' everybody
And overlook this suppos
d cri-ime

We'll fast forward to a few years later
And no one knows except the both of us
And I have honoured your request for silence
And you've washed your hands clean of this

Ooh ooh ooh
Ah ah ah, [echo] ah ah ah
Oh ah ah oh
Ooh ooh ooh
Ooh ooh ooh
Oh ah oh ah
[Fade]

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Narcissus

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Dear momma's boy I know you've had your butt licked by your mother
I know you've enjoyed all that attention from her
And every woman graced with your presence after
Dear narcissus boy I know you've never really apologized for anything
I know you've never really taken responsibility
I know you've never really listened to a woman

Dear me-show boy I know you're not really into conflict resolution
Or seeing both sides of every equation
Or having an uninterrupted conversation

And any talk of healthiness
And any talk of connectedness
And any talk of resolving this
Leaves you running for the door

(Why why do I try to love you
Try to love you when you really don't want me to
Why why do I try to love you
Try to love you when you really don't want me to)

Dear egotist boy you've never really had to suffer any consequence
You've never stayed with anyone longer than ten minutes
You'd never understand anyone showing resistance
Dear popular boy I know you're used to getting everything so easily
A stranger to the concept of reciprocity
People honour boys like you in this society

And any talk of selflessness
And any talk of working at this
And any talk of being of service
Leaves you running for the door

(Why why do I try to help you
Try to help you when you really don't want me to
Why why do I try to help you
Try to help you when you really don't want me to)

You go back to the women who will dance the dance
You go back to your friends who will lick your ass
You go back to ignoring all the rest of us and
You go back to the centre of your universe

Dear self-centred boy I don't know why I still feel affected by you
I've never lasted very long with someone like you
I never did although I have to admit I wanted to
Dear magnetic boy you've never been with anyone who doesn't take your shit
You've never been with anyone who's dared to call you on it
I wonder how you'd be if someone were to call you on it

And any talk of willingness
And any talk of both feet in
And any talk of commitment
Leaves you running for the door

(Why why do I try to change you
Try to change you when you really don't want me to
Why why do I try to change you
Try to change you when you really don't want me to)

You go back to the women who will dance the dance
You go back to your friends who will lick your ass
You go back to being so oblivious
You go back to the centre of the universe

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Precious Illusions Single (1) Precious Illusions Single (2)

Precious Illusions

You'll rescue me right? In the exact same way they never did
I'll be happy right? When your healing powers kick in

You'll complete me right? Then my life can finally begin
I'll be worthy right? Only when you realize the gem I am?

But this won't wo-ork now the way it once did
And I won't keep it up even though I would love to
Once I know who I'm not then I'll know who I am
But I know I won't keep on playing the victim

These precious illusions in my head did not let me down when I was defenseless
And parting with them is like parting with invisible best friends

This ring will help me yet as will you knight in shining armou-ou-ou-our
This pill will help me yet as will these boys gone through like water

But this won't work as well as the way it once did
'Cause I want to decide between survival and bliss
And though I know who I'm not I still don't know who I am
But I know I won't keep on playing the victim

These precious illusions in my head did not let me down when I was a kid
And parting with them is like parting with a childhood best friend

I've spent so long firmly looking outside me
I've spent so much time living in survi-i-i-i-i-ival mo-o-ode

But this won't work now the way it once did
'Cause I want to decide between survival and bliss
And though I know who I'm not I still don't know who I am
But I know I won't keep on playing the victim

These precious illusions in my head did not let me down when I was defenseless
And parting with them is like parting with invisible best friends

These precious illusions in my head did not let me down when I was a kid
And parting with them is like parting with a childhood best friend

Ooh ah ah ah ee ah ah oh oh oh

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So Unsexy

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Oh these little rejections how they add up quickly
One small sideways look and I feel so ungood and
Somewhere along the way I think I gave you the power to make
Me feel the way I thought only my father could and

Oh these little rejections how they seem so real to me
One forgotten birthday I'm all but coo-ooked and
How these little abandonments seem to sting so easily
I'm thirteen again am I thirteen for good?

I can feel so unsexy for someone so beautiful
So unlov
d for someone so fine
I can feel so boring for someone so-o interesting
So ignorant for someone of sound mind

Oh these little protections how they fail to serve me
One forgotten phone call and I'm deflated and
Oh these little defenses how they fail to comfort me
Your hand pulling away and I'm devastated

I can feel so unsexy for someone so beautiful
So unlov
d for someone so fine
I can feel so boring for someone so-o interesting
So ignorant for someone of sound mind

When will I stop leaving baby-y?
When will I stop deserting baby-y?
When will I start staying with myse-elf?

Oh these little projections how they keep springing from me
I jump my ship as I take it personally and
Oh these little rejections how they disappear quickly
The moment I decide not to abandon me

I can feel so unsexy for someone so beautiful
So unlov
d for someone so fine
I can feel so boring for someone so-o interesting
So ignorant for someone of sound mind

I can feel so unsexy for someone so beautiful
So unlov
d for someone so fine
I can feel so boring for someone so-o interesting
So ignorant for someone of sound mind

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Surrendering

You were full and fully capable
You were self sufficient and needless
Your house was fully decorated in that sense

You were taken with me to a point
A case of careful what you wish for
But what you knew was enough to begin

And so you called and courted fiercely
So you reached out, entirely fearless
And yet you knew of reservation and how it serves

And I salute you for your courage
And I applaud your perseverance
And I embrace you for your faith in the face of adversarial forces
That I represent

So you were in but not entirely
You were up for this but not totally
You knew how arms-length-ing can maintain doubt

And so you fell and you're intact
So you dove in and you're still breathing and
So you jumped and you're still flying if not shocked

And I support you in your trusting
And I commend you for your wisdom
And I'm amazed by your surrender in the face of threatening forces
That I represent

You found creative ways to distance
You hid away from much through humour
Your choice of armour was your intellect

And so you felt and you're still here
And so you died and you're still standing
And so you softened and still safely in command

And I salute you for your courage
And I applaud your perseverance
And I embrace you for your faith in the face of adversarial forces
That I represent

Self protection was in times of true danger
Your best defense to mistrust and be wary
Surrendering a feat of unequalled measure
And I'm thrilled to let you in
Overjoyed to be let in, in kind

And I salute you for your courage
And I commend you for your wisdom
And I embrace you for your faith in the face of adversarial forces
And I support you in your trusting
And I applaud your perseverance
And I'm amazed by your surrender in the face of threatening forces
That I represent

Ooh ooh ooh ooh oh
Ooh oh oh
Ooh ooh ooh ooh oh
Ooh yoo ooh

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That Particular Time

My foundation was rocked my tried and true way to deal was to vanish
My departures were old I stood in the room shaking in my boots
At that particular time love had challenged me to stay
At that particular moment I knew not run away again
That particular month I was ready to investigate with you
At that particular time

We thought a break would be good for four months we sat and vacillated
We thought a small time apart would clear up the doubts that were abounding
At that particular time love encouraged me to wait
At that particular moment it helped me to be patient
That particular month we needed time to marinate in what "us" meant
At that particular time

I've always wanted for you what you've wanted for yourself
And yet I wanted to save us high water or hell
And I kept on ignoring the ambivalence you felt
And in the meantime I lost myse-elf
In the meantime I lost myse-elf
I'm sorry I lost myse-elf. I am

You knew you needed more time, time spent alone with no distraction
You felt you needed to fly solo and high to define what you wanted
At that particular time love encouraged me to leave
At that particular moment I knew staying with you meant deserting me
That particular month was harder than you'd believe but I still left
At that particular time

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Utopia

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We'd gather around all in a room fasten our belts engage in dialogue
We'd all slow down rest without guilt not lie without fear disagree sans jugement

We would stay and respond and expand and include and allow and forgive and
Enjoy and evolve and discern and inquire and accept and admit and divulge and
Open and reach out and speak up

This is utopia this is my utopia
This is my ideal my end in sight
Utopia this is my utopia
This is my nirvana
My ultimate

We'd open our arms we'd all jump in we'd all coast down into safety nets

We would share and listen and support and welcome be propelled by passion not
Invest in outcomes we would breathe and be charmed and amused by difference
Be gentle and make room for every emotion

This is utopia this is my utopia
This is my ideal my end in sight
Utopia this is my utopia
This is my nirvana
My ultimate

We'd provide forums we'd all speak out we'd all be heard we'd all feel seen

We'd rise post-obstacle more defined more grateful we would heal be humbled
And be unstoppable we'd hold close and let go and know when to do which we'd
Release and disarm and stand up and feel safe

This is utopia this is my utopia
This is my ideal my end in sight
Utopia this is my utopia
This is my nirvana
My ultimate

Ooh ah ah ah ah ah
ooh ah ah ah
Oooh ah ah ah ah
Ooh ah ah ah
Oh oh
Ooh ah ah ah ah
Ah ah oh oh oh oh
Ya da da da da
Ooh ah ah ah ah
Ah ah ah ah
This is utopia
Ah ah ah aye
La ya ya this is utopia
Ah ah ah ah ah
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You Owe Me Nothing In Return

I'll give you countless amounts of outright acceptance if you want it
I will give you encouragement to choose the path that you want if you need it
You can speak of anger and doubts your fears and freak outs and I'll hold it
You can share your so-called shame-filled accounts of times in your life and I wont judge it
And there are no strings attached to it

You owe me nothing for giving the love that I give
You owe me nothing for caring the way that I have
I give you thanks for receiving it's my privilege
And you owe me nothing in return

You can ask for space for yourself and only yourself and I'll grant it
You can ask for freedom as well or time to travel and you'll have it
You can ask to live by yourself or love someone else and I'll support it
You can ask for anything you want anything at all and I'll understand it
And there are no strings attached to it

You owe me nothing for giving the love that I give
You owe me nothing for caring the way that I have
I give you thanks for receiving it's my privilege
And you owe me nothing in return

I bet you're wondering when the next payback shoe will eventually drop
I bet you're wondering when my conditional police will force you to cough up
I bet you're wondering how far you have now danc
d your way back into debt
This is the only kind of love as I understand it that there really is

You can express your deepest of truths even if it means I'll lose you and I'll hear it
You can fall into the abyss on your way to your bliss I'll empathize with
You can say that you have to skip town to chase your passion and I'll hear it
You can even hit rock bottom have a midlife crisis and I'll hold it
And there are no strings attached to it

You owe me nothing for giving the love that I give
You owe me nothing for caring the way that I have
I give you thanks for receiving it's my privilege
And you owe me nothing in return

You owe me nothing for giving the love that I give
You owe me nothing for caring the way that I have
I give you thanks for receiving it's my privilege
And you owe me nothing in return

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