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Why don't you give it chance? Why don't you give it a chance?
Life could be such a random dance if you'd just give it a chance

Let go of that world on a string, you could see it dance and sing
And all of its halls would ring if you'd just give it

A chance to come and a chance for it to go
A chance to get up from your bathroom floor
A chance forget a chance to know
A chance to open up your hands and feel it

Why don't you give it a chance? Why don't you give it a chance?
Give it more than a passing glance, what don't you give it

A chance to notice, a chance to ignore
A chance to open up your own doors
Or for a door to be closed
A chance to open up your eyes and see it

I don't know why you keep your self in the dark
You make yourself out to be such an easy mark
To swim with the fish you must swim with the sharks
Just as in the song every instrument must play its part
Why don't you open up your ears and hear it?

Why don't you give it a...? Why don't you give it a...?
Why don't you give it a...? Why don't you give it a...?

Sometimes you're up, sometimes you're down
Sometimes you're up down turned around don't know where you're goin'
Don't you think that maybe I've been there too?
But you know I love living my life anyway

First you say yes, then it's no
Then it's yes no maybe then I've got to guess, well
Don't you think in the end I may not care?
But you know I love living my life anyway

Oh it's good to love living your life anyway
And you should love loving your life anyway

Why don't you give it a chance? Why don't you give it a chance?
Give it more than a passing glance, why don't you give it a chance?

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from Lost Blues & Forgotten Ballads, released September 9, 2009

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William Lee and the Modern Primitives Nashville, Tennessee

William Lee is the nom de guerre of William B. Sealy.

The question of humanity—it's loss through privation of the spirit, it's corruption by seemingly unsurmountable forces, and it's redemption and salvation by acts and actors of disproportionate courage—is a pervasive theme throughout Lee's work. ... more

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