Primarily Yours

Lyrics and Music ©2008 by Bill Roper

Some worlds are just more exciting than the one I live in. Even the one that I do live in.

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Living in the primary hues,
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All colored up in reds, greens, and blues.
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Walking through a world that is larger than life
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That'll cut you like the edge of your favorite knife.
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I'm living in the primary hues,
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‘Cause it's just the kind of life that I choose.
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Running on the edge as I'm chasing the light
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Where everything is shiny and bright.

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If you go out looking for me,
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If you find me, this is what you will see,
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And if you get dazzled, well, just try to forgive,
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‘Cause it's a little bit brighter than the place where you live.
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Take a look around and you'll find
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That primarily the state of my mind
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Is not the sort of place that you think it to be
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And in another minute, I am sure that you'll see

It's really quite a wonderful place
Chasing the Red Queen in a race.
No matter how I run, I get further behind
And it's all quite important, so I'm sure you won't mind
If I need a little help from my friends
‘Cause everything I'm doing depends
Primarily on finding a way I can fly
And catch the pretty colors as they go marching by.

I'm sure that you must think it's all right
To be living in a world black and white,
But my world's made of primary color.
Tried living in yours, but I found it was duller.
Everything there was so plain
While everything here is insane.
Remember as you look at the wonders you see
That primarily this world is all about me.

(Chorus twice)