Retrospectre

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Lyrics

3 AM, give or take 
I’m falling wide asleep, fast awake 
In another night’s daydream the mistakes 
That I made all play out in my head

An errant memory unprovoked 
And it’s embarrassing, I’m exposed 
I can feel it haunting me like a ghost 
Would- and could- and should-haves left for dead

I know I know I know 
There’s no “reset”

But…

Time and time again 
I look back at where I’ve been 
And I wonder where I’d be 
If I’d done it differently 
Though they say hindsight’s 20/20

Hah…

In each relationship, friend or “faux” 
We spin the wheel of fate, watch it go 
And with every choice we make, we won’t know 
How the story ends until it ends

There’s no stopping once it’s begun 
The moments fall in place, one by one 
And at last when all is said, all is done 
Though I wear a cracked rose-colored lens

Between the he said, she said, they said, you said, I can’t follow 
Replays, misplays, dismays, from today to-morrow 
Taken chances, missed romances, joy and sorrow 
All decided on a whim

Every now and then 
I look back at where I’ve been 
Would it turn out just the same? 
Maybe I’m the one to blame? 
Oh I can feel myself regressing

Whoa, time and time again 
When I look back and I pretend 
I imagine where I’d be 
If I’d done it differently 
But is it worth the second-guessing?

Time and time again 
I look back at where I’ve been 
And I wonder where I’d be 
If I’d done it differently 
But is it worth the second-guessing?

Whoa, time and time again 
When I look back and I pretend 
I imagine where I’d be 
If I’d done it differently 
Though they say hindsight’s 20/20

Hah…

Credits

  • Music, Lyrics, Tuning, Video: MystSaphyr
  • Illustration: milqus / sami
  • Singer: Defoko

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Notes

This song was originally written as part of Decagon, a mini-album tribute for UTAU’s 10th anniverary.

The album was produced and distributed under the circle Myriad.

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