Fate

  • Artist: Mr. Beany’s Bitty Band
  • Album: Not Crapcapella
  • Track: 32
  • Year: 2017
  • Title: Fate
  • Album Artist: Mr. Beany’s Bitty Band

Liner Notes

2017-02-19 @ 05:17pm tags: skirmish superskirmish ss19f skirmishss19f fate

This new process clearly leaves some edges to be polished. It took nearly 15 minutes to go from “I think I’m done with this” to “okay, MP3 ready to upload.” Ah, well. That’s what skirmishes help highlight.

Lyrics

There are people
who think that
they think that

when you look at
fate and you look at free will,
they think it’s the same if it’s in the past.
But I don’t think that’s the way it is,
for I don’t believe in a fixed, fixed past.
I only believe in the now.

I wonder sometimes
if it might have been different.
I wonder sometimes
if there are alternate pasts.
Perhaps the past is as fluid as the future
and how we got here matters not.
I wonder. I wonder.

When you look at
fate and you look at free will,
they think it’s the same if it’s in the past.
But I don’t think that’s the way it is,
for I don’t believe in a fixed, fixed past.
I only believe in the now.

But there’s the thing,
the thing you might not have thought.
If there is only the now,
maybe that for the dead there is no death.
Maybe their reference to time is reset.
Maybe their now resets to their birth
and they live their life again.

When you look at
fate and you look at free will,
they think it’s the same if it’s in the past.
But I don’t think that’s the way it is,
for I don’t believe in a fixed, fixed past.
I only believe in the now.

But without a memory of what they’ve done
they’re doomed to only repeat their mistakes
their previous decisions
become their fate
even when they have only free choice.
They become doomed to the choices,
the choices they always take.
Their previous choices are what they’ve made.
It’s hard to make a better one
even on your good days.
So they go about like they have done,
eventually, eventually they shall return.

There are people
who think that…

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