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Remarkable (Live in an Oakland Kitchen) (click for MP3 file)

I met a man / Who only had two hands
And only had two eyes
And so he felt shortchanged.

He told me how bored he was
With his own day-to-day.
But I know the desperate things
Only truly lonely people say.

I met a girl / Who lived in this world
And only in this world
And so she felt too plain.

She told me about her plan
To one day get away
But I know the desperate things
Only truly lonely people say.

These are unremarkable people
People just like you and me.
People who feel left out of life
Cheated by their inescapable normalcy.

Wish I could say / They got together one day
And had a happy ending
But that would be untrue.

They both lived their quiet lives,
Sad and all alone.
They might have been happier
If only they had known:

They were both remarkable people,
People just like you and me.
People who want more out of life
But feel held back by inescapable normalcy.