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The movie in my mind
It’s playing all the time
And mostly showing scenes from way back when
I didn’t get my way
But in my mind today
I get to do them all over again

Just like a restaurant
I order what I want
And so I make things come out differently
At first it satisfies
But then I realize
The rewrite urge is still right there in me

If there’s something that you want go get it
If it slips away because you let it
Then you’ll never forget it
And you’ll always regret it
Don’t let it
Go
Get it

It isn’t just a lack
That keeps me going back
It’s that I didn’t do all that I could
If I had only tried
With all I had inside
I wouldn’t need a rewrite to feel good

If there’s something that you want go get it
If it slips away because you let it
Then you’ll never forget it
And you’ll always regret it
Don’t let it
Go
Get it

So now I vow to bring
This movie-making thing
To look ahead instead of back behind
When there’s a want I’ve got
I’ll give it my best shot
And maybe then I’ll get what’s on my mind

Perhaps I won’t succeed
In getting what I need
But now at least I’ll know I tried my best
And then I won’t regret
The things that I don’t get
I’ll just begin whatever movie’s next

If there’s something that you want go get it
If it slips away because you let it
Then you’ll never forget it
And you’ll always regret it
Don’t let it
Go
Get it

If there’s something that you want go get it
If it slips away because you let it
Then you’ll never forget it
And you’ll always regret it
Don’t let it
Go
Get it

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from Everyone's Invited, released November 11, 2008
Written by and Ⓟ&© 2008 Mark S. Meritt (BMI). All rights reserved.

Dianne Mucci – Vocals
MSM – Instruments, additional vocals

Produced, arranged, recorded and mixed by MSM in the basement in the village, Red Hook, NY, using a MacBook Pro, MOTU Digital Performer 5.13, Native Instruments Kontakt 3, Quantum Leap Colossus, and an M-Audio Keystation Pro 88.

Vocals recorded in the garage on the mountain, Bloomingburg, NY.

Release Date: November 11, 2008
Album: Everyone's Invited
Track Number: 5
Length: 2:52

Written: 6th of the 12 songs for the album, starting February 3, 2008
Key: F
Arranged: 6th, starting March 21, 2008
Vocals recorded 8th, July 25, 2008
Mixed: 5th, starting September 16, 2008

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“… brilliantly written lyrics… an eclectic sampling of funky, kid-friendly and parent-approved music that will have your little one jumpin’ and jivin’… you just might wonder if Mark isn’t perhaps the most astute parent to have ever composed children’s music… I can totally envision The Offhand Band becoming a popular household name.” — RootandSprout.com ... more

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