"Can't Be Sure" as written by and Harriet Wheeler David Gavurin....
Give me a story and give me a bed
Give me possessions
Oh love luck and money they go to my head like wildfire
It's good to have something to live for you'll find
Live for tomorrow
Live for a job and a perfect behind, high time
England my country the home of the free, such miserable weather
But England's as happy as England can be
Why cry

And did you know desire's a terrible thing
The worst that I could find
And did you know desire's a terrible thing
But I rely on mine, a-ah

England my country the home of the free, such miserable weather
But England's as happy as England can be
Why cry

And did you know desire's a terrible thing
The worst that I could find
And did you know desire's a terrible thing
But I rely on mine
Did you know desire's a terrible thing
It makes the world go blind
But if desire, desire's a terrible thing
You know that I really don't mind

And it's my life
And though I can't be sure what I want any more
It will come to me later
Well it's my life, and it's my life
And though I can't be sure if I want any more
It will come to me later, ah, yeah


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"Can't Be Sure" as written by Harriet Wheeler David Gavurin

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  • +2
    General CommentThere are some things that we cannot change (for example, England’s weather, and humans relying on their own desires), so there is no point in complaining. We should just live life as it comes. “Though I can’t be sure what I want anymore, it will come to me later.” This song also reminds me to live simply. “Give me a story and give me a bed.”

    By the way, the line that reads, “It's good to have something to live for your point” should say “It’s good to have something to live for, you’ll find.”
    Looking_glass_eyeson May 24, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General CommentBe happy with what you got ...... innit?
    burningskyon February 05, 2011   Link
  • +1
    General CommentLike a lot of songs on this album, a lovely wistful ode on the tribulations of growing up and deciding what you want to be.
    turricanedon November 15, 2012   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti like these lyrics. they make me smile
    lmr0329on May 24, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentLike a lot of songs on this album, a lovely wistful ode on the tribulations of growing up and deciding what you want to be.
    turricanedon November 15, 2012   Link
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    General CommentThis song is the epitome of a quiet rainy day in England.
    There's a waifery sadness lingering but you're still happy in an unassuming, not so in your face kind of way.
    You're just simply content and full of that casual wisdom we're all capable of having, yet we rarely recognise.
    Look how wonderful England is, even in this miserable weather.
    Take the good with the bad. And appreciate the simple pleasures of life. But still sit with that underlying uneasiness because it is also a part of life.

    100% the ultimate sappy song.

    Why cry?
    Liketostayhomeon July 17, 2017   Link

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