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Expecting a Different Result

Music and Lyric by David W. Jacobsen
Copyright 2021. All Rights Reserved.

Nothing tangible
That's lost inside
Just stages of grief
For a dream that's died
And I never claimed that I was wise

Don't pity a fool
Struggling to reach
You'd think that by now
Failures would teach
What you promise you will breach

And I don't need your frank intrusion
To tell me my dreams are all delusion

What can you say to a foolish dolt
Who's doing the same things again and again
Expecting a different result
Expecting a different result

Did you start for fame
or remembrance
Or was it the promise of a kiss?
Now I'm getting too old for this

It's not true that my
Dreams are dead
I play for you,
While they hang by a thread
What's behind is the same as ahead.

And I'm once again in a place like this
They're not dead but my dreams are in hospice

What can you say to a foolish dolt
Who's trying the same things again and again
Expecting a different result
Expecting a different result

Never Stop
I always said never stop
But should I stop?
Could I stop?

And I've come to the sane conclusion
That I just need that old illusion

I'm quite aware of the visions I consult
As I do the same things again and again
Expecting a different result
Expecting a different result
Expecting a different result
Expecting a different result

I used to mock the idea of rearranging deck chairs on the Titanic, but the older I get, the more I realize how important it is to keep yourself busy and engaged in something you enjoy, regardless of whether it has any utility to the world or not. Certainly, if you derive no enjoyment or sense of self worth fron rearranging deck chairs, it is a ridiculous use of time. However, if you derive a sense of value and achievement out of perfectly placed deck chairs, by all means, re-arrange away. Sooner or later the iceberg gets all of us.

Title

Expecting a Different Result

Period

Post-CD

Written Time

2020

Copyright Year

2021

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BMI #

 

Original Album

Expecting Different Results

Studio - Engineer

Oxford Road

Studio - Gear

Cubase, Focusrite Scarlet

Other Musicians

 

Length

04:20

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