Opportunity knocked while I was out And might have knocked me out if I had known By the time I heard that it was about It had passed by and I was left alone They say it will come back some other day But I never wanted it anyway
If you knew what it was would you tell me Or would you think it wiser to remain Steadfast in silent solidarity? A mystery which no one need explain (And therefore most know better than to try) I am like you part pleasure and part pain Better but bitter as the years go by Less permanent than I had hoped to be A shadow-play too fragile to sustain
My friend we both know too well what we are And nothing can be done about it but To say a prayer or wish upon a star The wheel turns as it will no matter what We fall like leaves but gently and not far So if you hear a knock go to the door And answer it before a stranger does It might be what we have been waiting for Although what that would be I could not say
Opportunity knocked (I thought it was) But I was out and thought it went away I am glad you are with me now because As my eyes adjust to the dark I see The key turn silently within the lock Could this already be that other day?
Something is coming but I hear no knock A mystery which no one need explain