"We Do What We Can" as written by Sheryl Crow, Kevin Gilbert, Bill Bottrell and Dan Schwartz....
Downstairs they're playing Kenton
The house set to swing
I lay in my bed
And listen to everything

'Cause Leo's in rare form tonight
His trombone sings so sweet
This is the room
Where they all come to meet

He said
I do what I can
I live for the moment
And that's who I am
Yeah that's who I am

And isn't it good
If we could freeze moments in time
We all would
But I do what I can
I do what I can

Downstairs he's playing Kenton
The Magnavox sighs
But oh how the music has changed
In all of our lives

He says "nobody listens
To modern jazz"
And I'll never have what those guys have

He says
I do what I can
I work for a living
And that's who I am
Yeah that's who I am

And it's good to be alive
But everything's different since Leo died
I do what I can

Is this the end of the modern world
What could it mean for a young girl
Who sees the pain on his face
He does what he can

The procession on the TV screen
What could it possibly mean for a man
who's come this far just to turn around
Could there still be life in Kenton's swing

With the Kennedys gone and everything
Those sad rows of houses with their optimistic colors
Democrat grandparents and draft-dodging brothers
Riots down the street and discontented mothers
We do what we can

Downstairs it's quiet
Less alive somehow
Somehow he was everything that I am now

And he says
I do what I can
I work for a living
And that's who I am
And that's who I am

But it's good to be alive
And these are the choices
We make to survive
You do what you can


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"We Do What We Can" as written by Bill Bottrell Kevin Gilbert

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    General CommentThis song is quite relaxing to listen to. I haven't listened to it for that purpose since 2003. I used to have the entire album Tuesday Night Music Club. Perhaps I should replace it when I get my Android phone in September of 2012.
    User3851047on July 12, 2012   Link

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