All in All

“All In All”
music by Todd Nichols, lyrics by Glen Phillips
All in all it’s just as well
Water moves and earth is still
Time is slower still
Half an hour is thirty days
Nothing moves at all this way
Hold on, I can wait

Life lies burning
I am only just as much as I can make myself
And I lie burning
Life is only just a part of it
I can’t help myself

All in all it’s just the sun
Catch wind and hold it down
Cold when evening comes
All in all it’s just as well
Catch the river, make it still
Water turns the mill

NOTES: Recorded for fear, but released on In Light Syrup (1995). This song features a duet between Glen and Todd.