Chance to Choose

Music & Lyrics: Rosanne Baker Thornley

She is yet to close her eyes,
She prays for answers but there’s no replies,
She pleads to make the suffering cease,
A ray of hope will bring her peace.
Lost in not knowing, she asks why, why, why,
As she hears her baby cry …

Was there a chance for me to choose,
If I could win or I could lose,
Was there a test on wrong or right,
Was there a choice to fail or fight?
Is there any hope here in the black,
If they give me pain, can I give it back,
Can I choose a life and make it mine?
Or do I smile, and say I’m fine.

He’s been broken but not bought,
Bruised by wars he’s lived, but never fought,
He does his best from 9 to 5,
It’s all he asks to just survive,
Holding his hand out he asks why, why, why,
Not spare a dollar for a guy…

Was there a chance for me to choose,
If I could win or I could loose,
Was there a test on wrong or right,
Was there a choice to fail or fight?
Is there any hope here in the black,
If they give me pain, can I give it back,
Can I choose a life and make it mine?
Or do I smile, and say I’m fine.

Who called my number,
And who got to choose?
Who picked this path and who put me in these shoes?
Can I take a chance,
Can I change my stars?
Perhaps if you go looking,
it leads you right to who you are …

Was there a chance for me to choose,
If I could win or I could loose,
Was there a test on wrong or right,
Was there a choice to fail or fight?
Is there any hope here in the black,
If they give me pain, can I give it back,
Can I choose a life and make it mine?
Or do I smile, and say I’m fine.