If everyone was listening


If everyone was listening


Do you ever listen to a song and think it speaks so well to a situation you are in even though it certainly wasn’t written with that intention?

Supertramp – If Everyone Was Listening

The actors and jesters are here

The stage is in darkness and clear

For raising the curtain and no-one’s quite certain

Whose play it is

How long ago, how long?

If only we had listened then

If we’d know just how right

We were going to be

For we dreamed a lot

And we schemed a lot

And we tried to sing of love before

The stage fell apart

(chorus)

If everyone was listening, you know

There’d be a chance that we could save the show

Who’ll be the last clown to bring the house down?

Oh no, please no, don’t let the curtain fall

Well, what is your costume today?

Who are the props in your play?

You’re acting a part which you thought

From the start was an honest one

Well, how do you plead?

An actor indeed! Go re-learn your lines

You don’t know what you’ve done

The finale is begun:

(chorus)

If everyone was listening, you know

There’d be a chance that we could save the show

Who’ll be the last clown to bring the house down?

Oh no, please no, don’t let the curtain fall

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