Chris Kemp White

It's Never the Right Time

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Chris Kemp White
07/05/2016

Story

I think we’ve all wasted considerable amounts of time in our lives. A lot of this time can be chalked up to learning, but a good deal is spent on “as good as it gets” syndrome: staying in a job or relationship (or band) because you can’t imagine a better version of yourself or your life. What’s more is the shame that goes along with this condition–we want to believe we’re in control and admitting that we, in fact, have minimal power over our trajectory is grossly unsettling. Conversely, accepting our lack of control can be freeing. Letting go of fear (or facing it) makes taking risks easier and opens us up for new possibilities. Never accept “as good as it gets.” If you think you’re in control, think again. 

Lyrics

Wait – wait for the right time

You’ve been waiting all your life

And the right time never comes

 

They say this is as good as it gets

So you stop looking

And life passes you by

Life passes you by

 

So you’re marching to the rhythm

And you’re keeping the beat

But who’s playing the drum?

 

Now you’re out there on your own

Without the nagging voices

Telling you where to go

Where to go

 

[Solo]

 

Wait – wait for the right time

You’ve been waiting all your life

And the right time never comes

 

They say this is as good as it gets

So you stop looking

And life passed you by

Life passed you by