(2000 James Ireland)

It's the choosin' that's so hard to take
I guess that's just a fault of mine
Time passes much too quickly for me
If I could do it all over again
I might go home again
But not today.

It always seems so far away
So many people in my life I've met
I guess that's just the way it goes
We can't choose our lives I suppose
But when we find ourselves alone
I hope that we will try.

And life is like an ocean deep
That's always at evening tide
Like a bottle washed up on the beach
With a message locked inside.

And if the world should become a much kinder place
So many people we should embrace
It wouldn't all have been in vain
We'd all be loved just the same
And I hope that we will
'Cause we're not to blame.