From the recording Join All The Dots

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Written and performed by Den Miller
© 2021 All rights reserved

Lyrics

Once upon a time there was never much doubt about what your career was for
You did what your mother and your father once did
And their mother and their father before
Now there are so many options ahead and each one comes at a price
There's no way of telling which bet will come off
And you still only get one throw of the dice
And there are too many things to do
Too many places to go
You're not at a crossroads, you're stuck in the hub of a wheel with a million spokes
And there are too many baddies to fight
Too many lyrics to learn
Too many choices in this big wide world

Once upon a time life just went on, the news was a special event
The town crier came with his bell and his scroll, and he told you how everything went
Now all the news is all of the time and you have to hold it all in your brain
And make sense about subjects as diverse as climate change
And how to get peace in Syria again
And there's too many things to do
Too many places to go
You're not at a crossroads, you're stuck in the hub of a wheel with a million spokes
And there are too many baddies to fight
Too many lyrics to learn
Too many choices in this big wide world

Once upon a time you had a few friends and you saw them whenever you could
Some of them would come and some of them would go, in and out the neighbourhood
Now you're running round wondering who is a friend
And where the heck you draw the line
Trying to keep in contact with thousands of them and nobody really at the same time
There are too many things to do
Too many places to go
You're not at a crossroads, you're stuck in the hub of a wheel with a million spokes
And there are too many baddies to fight
Too many lyrics to learn
Too many choices in this big wide world

Once upon a time if food was around, you ate almost any old thing
Grateful for the calories wherever they came from, as long as it had stopped wriggling
Now you need degrees in nutrition cos you know that, basically, it's all gonna kill
And don't forget your cholesterol and blood pressure lowering
Anti-inflammatory vitamin pill
There are too many things to do
Too many places to go
You're not at a crossroads, you're stuck in the hub of a wheel with a million spokes
And there are too many baddies to fight
Too many lyrics to learn
Too many choices in this big wide world

Once upon a time your tribe sang songs, a couple of dozen that everybody knew
Each one special enough to hand on, as each generation came through
And now every dumb singer songwriter comes to add to the millions already around
And you cling to the hope as you listen that it may just be the one
That's saying something new and profound
But there are too many things to do
Too many places to go
You're not at a crossroads, you're stuck in the hub of a wheel with a million spokes
And there are too many baddies to fight
Too many lyrics to learn
Too many choices in this big wide world

So do I stick at mediocre, or try and learn yoga and plan a few skydiving trips?
Do I work out at the gym, try to keep slim, or settle down to a movie and chips?
Do I try to be a winner, or just go out for dinner
Sweep any tricky things under the carpet?
Doing any one of them is easy enough
Deciding which one to do is the hard bit
Cos there are too many things to do
Too many places to go
You're not at a crossroads, you're stuck in the hub of a wheel with a million spokes
And there are too many baddies to fight
Too many lyrics to learn
Too many choices in this big wide world

(Too many things to do)
Too many things to do
(Too many places to go)
Too much choice and you're not at a crossroads
You're stuck in the hub of a wheel with a million spokes
And there are too many baddies to fight (And no weapons)
Too many lyrics to learn (Madness beckons)
Too many choices in this big wide world
Too many choices in this big wide world
Too many choices in this big wide world