Parvin & Patterson
Chipped & Cracked
Lyrics
CHIPPED & CRACKED
Parvin & Patterson © 2006

It wasn't there before
That scar across the sky
Like a fracture in your heart
That could split you right in two
The front you see out back
Will blow away the lies
And sister once it starts
You get just what you're due

It wasn't there before
That spotlight on your world
That made the stains and flaws
All come to life for you
It's way past time to pack
As words begin to swirl
Just won't be like it was
Some things you can't undo

CHORUS:
It wasn't there before
Not even yesterday
No telling what's in store
There's no time to slip away
And you'd love to have it back
For just one minute more
But it's all chipped and cracked
Not like it was before

It wasn't there before
Or did you look away
Guess ignorance is bliss
Until that just won't do
Smile when you look back
On less enlightened days
It's not the things you missed
But who'll be missing you

CHORUS:
It wasn't there before
Not even yesterday
No telling what's in store
There's no time to slip away
And you'd kill to have it back
For just one minute more
But it's all chipped and cracked
Not like it was before

Ain't like it was before (repeat)
Credits
Lyrics Credits: Mark Patterson
Music Credits: Mark Patterson & Lee Parvin
Producer Credits: Lee Parvin & Mark Patterson
Performance Credits: Nancy Hall: Vocals, guitar, Lee Parvin: Vocals, piano, organ, synthesizer, Richard Chon: Violin, Danny Montgomery: Drums
Description
Short Song Description:
"Chipped & Cracked" is a slow, poignant lullaby about finding the truth, then learning to live with the accompanying loss of innocence.
Long Song Description:
"Chipped & Cracked" is a slow lullaby with classical influences. The song describes a woman who has discovered certain truths in her life. As a result, she must become accustomed to seeing things in a new, perhaps less pristine way. Everybody wants the tr
Metadata
Song Length: 4:29
Primary Genre: Pop-Classic
Secondary Genre: Pop-Lullaby
Tempo: Slow (71 - 90)
Lead Vocal: Female Vocal
Subject Matter 1: Life
Subject Matter 2: Sadness
Mood 1: Relaxed
Mood 2: Poignant
Similar Artist 1: Rickie Lee Jones
Similar Artist 2: Indigo Girls
Language: English
Era: 2000 and later