Certain Circles

Story Behind The Song

I wrote this a long time ago. It occurred to me that the phrase Certain Circles had some potential for a song, and I posed it as a competition for the group I was playing with - for us all to come up with a song based on the phrase. I was the only one who

Song Description

Three friends breaking up

Song Length 4:06 Genre Folk - Contemporary
Tempo Medium (111 - 130) Lead Vocal Male Vocal
Mood Poignant Subject Dysfunctional Relations
Language English Era 2000 and later

Lyrics

Certain Circles

I?ve got an angle on a job in California
Jason?s saving for a trip to Spain
Molly?d like to stay if she can con raise in pay
But the tension?s getting cheaper every day

And I swear I?ll never stay another winter
Each month is like an argument in gray
Molly?s got her thick skin on
She likes it when the leaves are gone
So she can see the naked branches sway

And Jason always tries to cut out early
Leave before the fever gets too hot
We?ll always find him back
When there?s no danger of attack
Pretending that he?s happy when he?s not

We?ve got these circles of acquaintances
around us
A spinning wheel of friends on every side
We?re caught up in circumstances
Polished gears and glances
You can?t hide when certain circles coincide
And when they collide

Long waves flowing
Strong when we thought they had died
When we think we see it clear to make a break
It draws us nearer
Like the ocean, we can?t escape the tide

Still at times it seems we tiptoe on eggshells
When there?s nothing
that can keep us on our guard
Other times you?d swear
we?re wearing jackboots
We take it easy, we give it hard

I?ve got an angle on a job in California
Jason?s saving for a trip to Spain
Molly?d like to stay if she can con raise in pay
But the tension?s getting cheaper every day

Lyrics Roger Nelson Music Roger Nelson
Performance Roger Nelson
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New Prairie Music / Bruce Bednarchuk My Top Songs 9/10/2007

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