Chance, chance, chance, chance...

Friday bank card yours got stuck...
I loaned you a phone quarter, said "Good luck!"...
Where are you now?
Me and glasses, saturday slump...
You and your shopping, I looked up...
Our eyes met, mine are green...
You'd had a peroxide thing...
Call now, look me up...
Sunday walk, Weaver's Park...
I was on the lakeside,
where the playgrounds meet, in bare feet...
You said "Mighty cold today!"...
You never see what I think...
You didn't like your daytime job...
I was born to travel...
You were a camera, I dropped my keys...
I'm on the northbound, you were asleep...
I said "Are you holding?"...
"You wanna ride the silent sky?"...
I wrote a story on the fly...
You in the tabletop...
I said "I've had enough of the city"...
I held a bag of apples...
You at the last table...
I've had a sorry day...
Cafe streetside, tuesday bloom...
You wanna be on fire, I said I'm in the Moon...
Wednesday grocery, corner of Vine...
You were in the checkout line...
I dropped my frozen dinners, you helped pick them up...
Thursday cab rush, our block...
You with broken accent, my heart stopped...
You laughed, I worried...

Chance, chance, chance, chance...
Swarming like a dozen crushing blows...
All those glances, midtime dances...
Chance...

I never looked it up...
You hit the sidewalk talking...
Said "I'd read the ads, do you?"
Where are you? Will you read this? Can I see?
This is surely moving faster than I can think...
A minute shy, a passing eye...
I know I saw you there...
Will you read this? Can I see? What did I see?

Chance, chance, chance, chance...
Swimming like a dozen crushing blows...
All those midtime dances...
Chance...

Guys, this is very tedious... stop!


Questo "obrobrio" (non lo dico io, anzi a me in fondo piace!) fu registrato da Micheal, Mike e Bill approfittando di una pausa di quindici minuti presa da Peter durante le registrazioni di "Automatic For The People". Ecco infatti la testimonianza del diretto interessato: "Sapete, di solito sono il più puntuale in studio, arrivo per primo e me ne vado per ultimo ma un giorno mi allontanai per un quarto d'ora e questo fu sufficiente agli altri per comporre questa atrocità. Ma che roba è?! E soprattutto: perchè io non sono stato reso partecipe?! Quando l'ho ascoltata penso di aver riso più a lungo di quanto loro ci abbiano messo a registrarla".