Correatown - Everything, All At Once

Ready, or not.
I hear the clock tock tickin away
Though I'd ask for those hands to stay
in place.

In time,
my friend,
I see your face hard travelin'
beside mine
etched a line
a crease i find when my smile fades

and all you really want
it's so clear
all you really want
it's so near to you
well maybe what you want
its right here

so ready or not
i found the clock that i'd hid away
and I looked it straight in the face
this time

in time my friend
I'll know your face through every bend
of the way
I'll ask you to stay
and lend me your hand

and all you
want is
everything
beautiful
all you
want is
every little thing
every little dream you have
all you want is
everything
beautiful
and all that you want
is one day
one day

so ready
or not
i hear the calm tock tick of the clock
a friend the whole way

and all you really want
it's so clear
and all you really want
it's so near
to you
well maybe
what you want
it's right here
well maybe
what you want
it's right here
LylaRocks LylaRocks
26-30, F
1 Response Aug 6, 2010

Music means many things to different people and what they happen to be going through at a given time. For me it was this:<br />
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Being in my mid 30's and still single, this song really moved me. I've had issues with my own said "clock". For me, I've never been one of those women who was dying to have a child. I never really cared about that biological clock ticking as the years go by and my window supposedly closing. I used to joke that my clock was broken. But I do think, like these lyrics say, that I wanted those hands to stay in place, to stop moving, because I know time is going by so fast and I'm getting older. So I hid my clock away and tried to ignore it. And I've lived my life. And I've dated, and I've dated, and I've dated. Always searching for something that I was never finding. Because I let him go a long time ago. My friend. We've stayed in touch through the years and his face is "hard travelin'" beside mine. He's still single too and living through his own struggles. And he's searching and never finding. Why? Because... " all you really want, it's so clear (we've both always wanted the same things...) "all you really want it's so near to you" (we've remained friends for so long, it would be so easy to reunite again), "well maybe what you want its right here". My most recent relationship I came out of was with a man much older me that I wouldn't have been able to have children with him and being in that situation, faced with the decision to never have a child made me realize how much I really did want them. "So ready or not" I'm gonna "find that clock that i'd hid away and look it straight in the face this time" because I do want a family, I do want my friend, I want "everything beautiful, all you want is every little thing, every little dream you have, all you want is everything beautiful and all that you want is one day...one day". One day to make every little dream you ever had come true...My friend is that man. He's the one that I could have everything beautiful with, the life I've always wanted with...he was my best friend a long time ago. And you should go through life with your best friend. You should marry your best friend. <br />
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And in time, when it's right, my friend will be there through every bend of the way. I'll know his face through all of life's ups and downs and we'll be together. I'll ask him to stay. And then...that clock will be calm. It won't be that dreaded ticking anymore. It will be calm. <br />
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Because all I really want its so clear, it's so near to me. Maybe what I've wanted through all of these years was always right here....