"Catch 22" as written by Goapele K. Mohlabane, Nathaniel Greenberg and Shaka Ramsey....
Nobody knows what I go through
Indecisions made me passive
They say I want my cake and I want to eat it too
Less satisfied if I don't, consequences when I do
These lessons, they lead me on my way
but when company is tempting me, I'm turned around
but I might want to go that way,
don't want to go that way

Well, it's a catch 22
Damned if I don't, Damned if I do
Yes, it's a catch 22
Damned if I don't, Damned if I do

How many times does it take to learn just one thing,
'cause I keep ending up here
And I'm not a scientist so I just keep on praying that I won't
keep getting the same results each day
I said that I can't be with you
But when you turn away I pull back your hands to stay
(your hands to stay)
So many days turn to years
that brought us here
and we (shied) through time without too many tears
But we still made decisions creating divisions
So many contradictions,
why didn't we listen?

Well, it's a catch 22(catch 22)
Damned if I don't, Damned if I do
Yes, it's a catch 22
Damned if I don't, Damned if I do
( I'm damned if I don't, I'm damned if I do)

'Cause when I see you looking at her
I can't stand it, my eyes can't conceive
You gave her the smile you gave to me
I love you selfishly
I can feel so strongly
Oh, how you (throw) me
but still you know me
Oh, you know me

Yes, it's a catch 22,
Damned if I don't, Damned if I do
(damned if I do)
Yes, it's a catch 22, (catch 22)
Damned if I don't, Damned if I do
(I'm damned if I don't, I'm damned if I do)

To hell with all the promises we made,
the boundaries, the pain
I don't care who's wrong or right
Let's just ignore that tonight, I don't want to fight
Where you lead me I'll follow
I won't stress on tomorrow
'cause I miss you like the moon misses the sky,
the waves miss the sand,
the leaves miss the breeze flowin' by
So come to me easy,
'cause I know you can please me

But it's a catch 22....(repeat chorus til end)


Lyrics submitted by Pryncess33

"Catch 22" as written by Nathaniel Greenberg Goapele K. Mohlabane

Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group

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    General CommentTo me, this song is not about love.. it is about jealousy and insecuruty.... if you notice, she never actually uses the word "love" anywhere in the song. I believe that sometimes it's really hard to let an ex go, especially when you feel there is unfinished business, but he is already with someone else... but the truth is, love is not whats making her feel as if she needs him back.... she just doesn't want anyone else with him. To me, this song is just one of the phases that everyone goes through after a break up... and soon she'll have forgotten about it and moved on
    Pryncess33on October 12, 2006   Link

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