Papa Joe 
Double Life
 
Lyrics
Double Life ©2003 by Joe Kretschmer

There's a song I like to sing, late at night when no one hears a thing
And I can set my spirit free?
And there's a place I like to go, far away where no one ever knows,
That's it's right inside of me?

I play a certain role, throughout my busy day.
Mingling with people in a very busy way.
Nodding acknowledgment to everything they say.
They think I'm right there with them, but I'm really far away?[walk down]

And it's a strange way to feel, knowing only half my life is real,
That all the rest is fantasy?
And I don?t mean disrespect to reality, but if you just reflect,
Often it?s a boring place to be?

So I continue living with my clone.
One of us public, and the other all alone.
One synaptic memories, the other flesh and bone.
One of us will hang around when the other one is gone?

So if you should see me, and you wonder which one of us you see,
Ah, I guess you?ll never know?
And if we start to fight, you can bet that it?s not a pretty sight,
But sometimes that?s how we grow?

I guess it?s only natural, this duality.
Two eyes, two arms, two legs?almost perfect symmetry.
Opposites attract with magnetic energy.
When one of us is occupied, the other one is free?

So when all is said and done, these two are really only one,
No matter how different they seem?
One lives in the now?dealing with the what and when and how,
The other one is living in a dream?

I?ll travel through the universe right here in my mind?
You go off adventuring and I?ll stay here behind?
No one can predict just where our paths will wind?
Until the journey?s over, who knows what we will find??
Credits
Lyrics Credits: Joe Kretschmer
Music Credits: Joe Kretschmer
Performance Credits: Joe Kretschmer
Description
Short Song Description:
Discusses the dual nature of people--the real and the imaginative personas.
Long Song Description:
Singer describes the two very different "people" that make up his/her identity, i.e., the realist and the dreamer, the former dealing with the everyday real world, while the latter explores the limitless areas of dreams and imagination.
Metadata
Song Length: 3:35
Primary Genre: Folk-General
Secondary Genre: -
Tempo: Medium Slow (91 - 110)
Lead Vocal: Male Vocal
Subject Matter 1: Desert
Subject Matter 2: Land
Language: English