Missed Opportunities

by Barry On The Spot

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This song was written by Barry Mangione and his online audience during the live web show, Barry On The Spot. Each week the artist and the audience collaborate on a different topic to write a song in 30 minutes. For this show, the inspiration was "missed opportunities." Lyrical inspiration for this song was provided by Anthony Cardno, Elsalee Jay Flynn, and Melissa Boyer.

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Many times I've wondered what my life would've been
If I had been a bachelor instead of the marriage I'm in
Would I have traveled and seen the rest of the world
Or would I still have married another pretty girl?

Missed opportunities, roads I did not take
Missed opportunities, or were they just mistakes?
Missed opportunities, choices still to come
Missed opportunities, now I've lost when I could've won

Many times I've wondered about the man that I've become
Choices I have made, things that I have done
Crossroads I came to on many a fateful night
I wonder where I'd be if I'd turned left instead of right

Missed opportunities, roads I did not take
Missed opportunities, or were they just mistakes?
Missed opportunities, choices still to come
Missed opportunities, now I've lost when I could've won

I could've been an artist, living in the south of France
Or I might've taken center stage, an icon of modern dance
I could've been lead singer in an a capella group
Or maybe a master chef making the world's next favorite soup

I wish I could take a leap of faith out of my confusion
But the only leap I seem to take is jumping to conclusions
So be happy for today and for all your tomorrows
And I'll stay here in yesterday, drowning in my sorrow

Missed opportunities, roads I did not take
Missed opportunities, or were they just mistakes?
Missed opportunities, choices still to come
Missed opportunities, now I've lost when I could've won

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released 20 December 2013
Performed by Barry Mangione.
Music by Barry Mangione.
Lyrics by Barry Mangione, Anthony Cardno, Elsalee Jay Flynn, and Melissa Boyer.

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Barry On The Spot New York, New York

Barry Mangione is a NY-based singer/songwriter and the host of the weekly live web show Barry On The Spot, where he and his online audience write a song together LIVE within 30 minutes. Barry is also a political activist, contributing music to various social and economic causes and organizations. ... more

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