"While You See A Chance" as written by Will Jennings and Steve Winwood....
Stand up in a clear blue morning
Until you see what can be
Alone in a cold day dawning
Are you still free? Can you be?

When some cold tomorrow finds you
When some sad old dream reminds you
How the endless road unwinds you

While you see a chance take it
Find romance, fake it
Because its all on you

Don't you know by now
No one gives you anything?
And don't you wonder how you keep on moving?
One more day your way

And that old gray wind is blowing
And there's nothing left worth knowing
And its time you should be going

While you see a chance take it
Find romance, fake it
Because its all on you

While you see a chance take it
Find romance
While you see a chance take it
Find romance

While you see a chance take it
Find romance
While you see a chance take it
Find romance

While you see a chance take it
Find romance
While you see a chance take it
Find romance


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"While You See a Chance [Edit]" as written by Will Jennings Steve Winwood

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  • +3
    General CommentI think the "Find romance, fake it" refers to the saying "Fake it till you make it". I don't know if thats right, but it's all I've got.
    RN-777on April 27, 2008   Link
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    General CommentWithout a doubt the song that got me through one of the worst times in my life (Break-Up), and the song that continues to push me to have some freaking fun with my life while I still can, you only live once, right?

    Like everyone has already said the song is obviously about realizing the full potential that life has to offer us even though at times we may find ourselves in a very, very bad place.

    "When some cold tomorrow finds you, when some sad old dream reminds you, how the endless road unwinds you"

    Everyday life throws things at us that may remind us of a painful past experience or a current hardship.

    "When there's no one left to leave you, even you don't quite believe you, that's when nothing can deceive you"

    In my case this one hit home for me, even after you've hit rock bottom, eventually you reach the point when you realize that life is gonna be just fine.

    "And that old gray wind is blowing and there's nothing left worth knowing, and it's time you should be going"

    Once you've endured an experience you're now stronger for having lived through it. No reason to stick around, cause there's nothing left to gain from something you've already beaten.

    Awesome song, awesome meaning behind it, and for your own sake, While you see a chance, Take It!, for you might not get another chance to do so.
    Quisterioon February 04, 2011   Link
  • +1
    General CommentDon't let something good pass you by.
    kfe2on February 03, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentDefinitely an anthem not practiced. Life is full or risks and chances and many are never taken.
    acidsexon March 01, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI've always loved this song, and I agree that its general thrust is about making the most of your opportunities in life before it's too late. But I've also always been mystified by the line, "Find romance, fake it." Can anyone explain why he wants us to "fake" romance? It just seems out of place in the context of the song.
    drewdcon March 10, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General Comment'Fake it' to me means: In life, we are never quite fully ready for that opportunity when it arises. So go ahead and take the chance and if you have to, 'fake it until you make it'.
    jkilday4on April 22, 2015   Link
  • 0
    General Commentyeah pretty straight forward
    poohblueskyon July 04, 2003   Link

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