ryan montbleau LYRICS 

VARIETY

 

I should be happy

Prime of my life

Singular wild and free

Nothing out of the ordinary

 

But I still want to be everything

Have you every wanted to be everything

Sometimes the dreaming gets so overwhelming

So many places, so many places

 

Take me down to the ocean to the ever-lapping shore

Fly me high in the mountains, where it’s all one open door

Drive me into the city where the crazies come out at night

And I’ll be one of them, I’ll be one of them this time

 

I should be willing

I should be down for the adventure

Standing up and stabbing westward

On and along the trail

Pick up my things and bail

 

But there’s so much unfinished

So much open-ended business

And sadness and pleasure so close together

I can’t seem to tell the difference

Better take it all, I guess

 

Give me Friday night apartments with red-faced tears of laughter

Jumping up and down, drinking happy ever-after

Build a wall of good people and you can’t beat a young man’s pride

So I’ll be one of them, I’ll be one of them this time

 

Open my eyes and make me wonder

Show me all there is to see

Give me music, give me more people

Dirty magazines and poetry

Give me variety in all its forms

Give me everything, then give me more and more and more

Give me something I can taste, that I can see

That I can feel, that I can be

Variety

Variety

Variety

Variety won’t bring her back to me

 

I should be happy

Prime of my life

Single and wild and far from free

And bound by all this variety

And now there’s too much of everything

Did I ever really want to be everything

And now the memories are so overwhelming

So many places

So many places where she used to be