The End of the Beginning (from Wheelhouse)

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lyrics

so I call god up,
and I'm kinda nervous
but I call god up,
I get his answering service,
so I take a breath,
make my voice all steady
take another breath,
and I think I'm ready,

and I say on the line,
could you tell the divine,
that I'm here down below
and I really wanna know:

have we turned the corner?
have we gone right 'round the bend?
is it the end of the beginning?
or the beginning of the end?
have we crossed the border?
can we get back home again?
is it the end of the beginning,
or the beginning of the end?

and I don't hear back,
but I'm in no hurry.
but I don't hear back,
and I start to worry,
'cause the days fly by,
with no confirmation
and then years fly by,
and a desperation

settles into my soul.
I feel out of control
so I hit redial
and I wait and wait a while,
and I wait and wait a while,
and I wait and wait a while,
and I wait and wait a while,

just when I'm thinking that I oughta let it go now
somebody picks up on the line and says, "yeah what?"
I say "hello, sir, there's some things i'd like to know now,
I open doors, I walk on through, and then they shut.

I wonder if I shoulda tried another door, now
did I choose right? and what's the future gonna bring?"
he says "you little people always wanna know the score, now.
you want a hint? well I will tell you just one thing:"

he says:

"you don't get to know.
you don't get to know.
you don't get to know.
you don't get to know."

then he drops the phone
and he's disconnected
and I'm all alone
and I'm all dejected

yet it gives me hope
not the way he said it
but it gives me hope
yeah, I think I get it:

choose a door
and you're done.
if your door
was the right one,
you won't know.
and that's wise.
it would ruin the surprise.

have we turned the corner?
have we gone right 'round the bend?
is it the end of the beginning?
or the beginning of the end?
have we crossed the border?
can we get back home again?
is it the end of the beginning,
or the beginning of the end?

you don't get to know.
you don't get to know.
you don't get to know.

is it the end of the beginning,
or the beginning of the end?

credits

from Just Getting Good (music & film download), released December 9, 2016
by Gene Lewin, Brendan Milburn & Valerie Vigoda
© WB Music Corp (ASCAP), My Hat Music (ASCAP) and Zimgar Music (ASCAP)
All rights administered by WB Music Corp. All rights reserved.

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