You're a single survivor.
Found an ocean between you and those that you lost,
got a phone call this morning
to which your sister said all has been part of the cost.

Well they know what you look like,
when they step off the bus and they run to your side,
like they know you from photos,
like they know you from stories that kept you alive.

Chorus:
Are you gonna sink or swim?
From coast to coast, it's more than you bargained for.
Are you gonna lose or win?
From ties and lies, it's something worth trying for.

When they sit round the table,
will you look into faces and just see your own?
Will you talk of the future?
Will you talk of the things that were almost unknown?

Chorus (x3):
Are you gonna sink or swim? (it's a strange beginning)
From coast to coast, it's more than you bargained for (after years of waiting)
Are you gonna lose or win? (it's a strange beginning)
From ties and lies, it's something worth trying for.


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    General CommentDifficult lyrics to fully comprehend but I think this song is about being famous and even the desperate need to be known. But definitely one of the best melodies & lyrics I've ever heard. Gotta love it.
    No_vaccineon January 10, 2006   Link

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