This World Was Not Enough

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Some of the lines are from a Raymond Carver poem in an issue of Granta I have lost. The chorus is own as are the second part of each verse. The poem is here: writersalmanac.publicradio.org/index.php?date=2014/07/24

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He said, it doesn't look so good. In fact,
it looks real bad. I counted
thirty-two on one alone. I said

I wouldn't want to know, and then
he looked at me, so low; even then
my mind
was drifting home

This world was not enough. This world
was not enough. This world was not enough
for you.

And today is not enough. And tomorrow's
not enough. This world was not enough
for you.

"Do you believe in prayer?", he
talked to me of God. I
thanked him for his time and then
I left.

The parking lot was bare, in that
cold December dark, I
sat warming the car watching
my breath.

This world was not enough. This world
was not enough. This world was not enough
for you.

And today is not enough. And tomorrow's
not enough. This world was not enough
for you.

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from I AM MEMORY YELLOW, released January 17, 2015

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