Not In This Life

From the album Motherland

Lately I’ve been walking all alone through the wind and through the rain. I’ve been walking through the streets and finding sweet relief in knowing that it won’t be long. Lately it’s occurred to me that I’ve had enough of all that. Lately I’ve been satisfied by simple things like breathing in and breathing out. Never again, not in this life will I be taken twice, never again, not on your life will I make that same mistake, I can’t make it twice.

Lately it’s occurred to me exactly what went wrong. I realized I compromised, I sacrificed far too much for far too long. Never again, not in this life will I be taken twice, never again, not on your life will I make that same mistake, I can’t make it twice.

Starting out from here today swear I’m gonna change my ways, once mistaken in this life but never twice. Never again, not in this life will I be taken twice, never again, not on your life will I make that same mistake, never again, not on your life will I make that same mistake, can’t make it twice.

Natalie Merchant / Indian Love Bride ©2001