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Ian Anderson – Might-Have-Beens lyrics

We all must wonder, now and then, if things had turned out -
Well - just plain different.
Chance path taken, page unturned or brief encounter,
Blossomed, splintered.
Might you have been the man of courage, brave upon life's battlefield,
Captain Commerce, high-flown banker, hedonistic, down-at-heel?
A Puritan of moral fibre, voice raised in praise magnificent?
Or rested in assured repose, knowing your lot in quiet content?

What-ifs, Maybes and Might-have-beens fly,
Soft petals on a breeze.
What-ifs, Maybes and Might-have-beens.
Why-nots, Perhaps and Wait-and sees

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