The Streets
Everything Is Borrowed
[Verse 1: Mike Skinner]
This is my hour, I'm never going to bed
The sky is still black, but begs to be red
I just put my book down, but it begs to be read
I'll not nod, I'll not nap, I never rest my head
Some days I feel I'm getting smaller and smaller
But some nights, I seem to grow taller and taller
And we keep shrinking and shrinking, but this will not finish
You're never nothing if you didn't disappear
Just when I discover the meaning of life, they change it
Just when I'm loving life, it seems to start raining
I pull the sail safe switch, seas settle, and I'm aimed at stars
I love the rain on my scars
The sky's now red, my eyes reflect jest
Smiling at this blessing, this life is the best

[Chorus: Adam Love, Laura Vane & Mike Skinner]
I came to this world with nothing
And I leave with nothing but love
Everything else is just borrowed

[Verse 2: Mike Skinner]
I wanna notice chances I've pa**ed without notice
I wanna see details previously veiled
I wanna grab that chance, carry it home
So I can marry and know
That I noticed every chance
I could've pa**ed without notice
I saw details that to all were veiled
And I grabbed those chances, carried them home
And then I'll have had it with roaming

[Chorus: Adam Love, Laura Vane & Mike Skinner]
I came to this world with nothing
And I leave with nothing but love
Everything else is just borrowed

[Verse 3: Mike Skinner]
I want to speak every cliché but tweak if I see change
In a new way it could be said
If it's bleak, or if the week's leaking down the street
Or if any day is wasted, I wanna face facts
My time on this earth is my only penny
Wise is the gent counting every moment spent
I don't want to explain things, don't want to fill in the gaps
I want to look at my friends and in that minute be at
[Bridge: Laura Vane]
Memories are times we borrow
For spending tomorrow
Memories are times we borrow
For spending tomorrow

[Chorus: Adam Love, Laura Vane & Mike Skinner]
I came to this world with nothing
And I leave with nothing but love
Everything else is just borrowed

[Verse 4: Mike Skinner]
It's a bit like luck: you can only seem
To borrow it, you can't keep it
When the wind of change whistles into play
Will I blink or flinch away?
The wind of change won't whistle me away
If I spin my tails and sail
And sail away, and let yesterday become today

[Chorus: Adam Love, Laura Vane & Mike Skinner]
I came to this world with nothing
And I leave with nothing but love
Everything else is just borrowed

[Post-Chorus: Mike Skinner]
As time will say nothing but
"I told you so"
[Outro: Laura Vane]
Memories are times we borrow
For spending tomorrow