"Children of Coincidence" as written by and Dory Previn....
if i hadn't made a left hand turn
if you hadn't made a right
if i'd waited just a moment more
if you'd missed the light
if that car had never blown its horn
if that friend had stopped to talk
we'd have never met at all
if i didn't take that walk
i'd have gotten there too early
you'd have gotten there too late
we are children of coincidence
coincidence and fate

crossed connection, lost connections
empty corners, crowded intersections
accidents and incidents
we're children of coincidence and chance

if he hadn't stopped to pick it up
if she hadn't dropped her book
when she took it, if she'd noticed him
how come we never look?
if she hadn't been so very white
if he hadn't been so black
would she smile and say hello to him?
would he have turned his back?
if she cancelled her appointment
would he break his other date?
we are children of coincidence
coincidence and fate

crossed connection (repeat chorus)

if the planets were in perfect place
if your sign was on the rise
if my stars were in complete accord
but the sun was in your eyes
you'd have only seen my shadow
as i passed you on the street
and it might have been a hundred years
before our souls would meet again
and we would still be strangers
too early and too late
we are children of coincidence
coincidence and fate.


Lyrics submitted by Theresa_Gionoffrio

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