"Everything Is Borrowed" as written by and Michael Geoffrey Skinner....
This is my hour, I'm never going to bed
The sky is still black, but begs to be red
I just put my book down, but it begs to be read
I'm not nod, I'm not napper, never rest my head
Some days I feel I'm getting smaller and smaller
But some nights, I seem to grow taller and taller
And we keep shrinkin' and shrinkin' but this will not finish
You're never nothing, if you didn't disappear
Just when I discovered the meaning of life, they change it
Just when I'm loving life, it seems to start raining
I pulled the sail safe switch, sea sail and I'm into the stars
I love the rain out my skies. The sky's now red, my eyes reflect jets
Smiling at this blessing, this life is the best

I came to this world with nothing
And I leave with nothing but love
Everything else is just borrowed

I want to notice chances I've passed without notice
I want to see details previously veiled
I want to grab that chance, carry it home
So I can marry and know
That I noticed every chance
That I could have passed without notice
I saw details that to all were veiled
And I grabbed those chances, carried them home
And then I'll have had it with roaming

I came to this world with nothing
And I leave with nothing but love
Everything else is just borrowed

I want to speak every cliche but tweak if I've seen change
In new way it could be said

If it's bleak, or if the week's leaking down the street
Or if any days wasted I want to face facts
My time on this earth is my only penny
Wise is the gent counting every moment spent
I don't want to explain things, don't wanna fill in the gaps
I want to look at my friends and in that minute be at[? ]

Memories are times we borrow
For spending tomorrow
Memories are times we borrow
For spending tomorrow

I came to this world with nothing
And I leave with nothing but love
Everything else is just borrowed

If spit like luck, you can only seem
To borrow it, you can't keep it
When the wind of change whistles into play
Will I blink or flinch away?
The wind of change won't whistle me away
If I spin my tails and sail
And sail away, let yesterday become today

I came to this world with nothing
And I leave with nothing but love
Everything else is just borrowed

As time will say, nothing but
I told you so

Memories are times we borrow
For spending tomorrow


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"Everything Is Borrowed" as written by Michael Geoffrey Skinner

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    General CommentWhat a lovely song. Between this and "The Escapist" I couldn't be happier at the prospect of what the new album is going to bring. The last five lines of the fifth verse are the newest addition to the large compendium of Streets lyrics worthy of use as an epitaph.
    evnasheon August 31, 2008   Link
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    General Comment"I came to this world with nothing
    and I leave with nothing but love
    everything else is just borrowed"

    Beautiful.
    adashon September 05, 2008   Link
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    General CommentIt is beautiful, but I think it is a bit of rip-off from Dido's Life for Rent...
    Great song nontheless, and I look forward to the new album. 4th studio album already, time flies...
    StanleyCVSGon September 05, 2008   Link
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    General CommentAmazing, I absolutely love it. I defy anyone not to like this song, it has an incredible sadness whilst being totally uplifting at the same time. x
    widexeyeson September 05, 2008   Link
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    General Comment"I pull the sail safe switch, sea sail and I’m aimed at the stars.
    I love the rain on my scars. The sky’s now red, my eyes reflect jest.
    Smiling at this blessing, this life is the best."

    "It's a bit like luck, you can only seem,
    to borrow it, you can’t keep it."

    What a great song. This album is going to be fantastic if it's anything like The Escapist and this
    shrodeson September 06, 2008   Link
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    General Commenti love this song. must say my favs off the album are this one, the escapist, on the edge of a cliff and the strongest person i know.
    supernovaslideon October 07, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI cant get enough of this song. pure poetry.
    boredcloudon July 21, 2009   Link
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    General CommentOne of his best. If you like the uplifting hammond organ on this, you may want to listen to "Forever" by the
    Charlatans
    meansongon July 02, 2010   Link

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