From the recording Web In The Corner
This song sings to the heart of Colette's performing songwriter mission. Inspiration, by example, is this magical "can-do" feeling that, when it rises into conscious awareness that says, without saying...there's something inside you that also would like permission to DO and not just listen or watch. Naturally shy, or polite people need to tell themselves it's ok. You can make songs too, or write/tell stories that enchant/inform. You can draw something from your heart into a piece of art. Something new can come from you, and only you. That's the message Colette added to the Movie Soundtrack from One Little Finger, it's the intent of all her music/stage shows, and it's the reason for this song. No matter how old you are, give yourself permission too!
Pardon me. Have you seen my hopes and dreams. I thought I left them here. Didn't mean to be careless with my things. I thought I'd kept them well. Turned a corner and what got left behind was me. Now it's late. I should have noticed. Sooner or later, when the game is over, where's the prize that was mine to win. Sooner or later what gets lost is never found because I forgot to play. So put away all the little things I used to do, and made a bigger room. There were sweet melodies I just didn't write, because there wasn't time. Turned a corner and what got left behind was me. Now it's late. I should have noticed. Sooner or later, if the games is over, where's the prize that was mine to win. Sooner or later what gets lost is never found because I forgot them and sooner or later if the game is over where's the prize that was mine, I want it! Sooner or later what gets left is never found because I forgot to play. I forgot to play. So, pardon me. Have you seen the hopes and dreams I've forgotten?