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Most Precarious
Lyrics: John Popper
Music: John Popper

Don't you give up don't allow disaster
Don't you give up don't you let her win
We're talking about a "forever after"
Don't you give up don't you dare give in
Don't you give up don't you dare give in

Doesn't it seem most precarious
Doesn't it seem such a chance to take
Doesn't it seem most precarious
Why does it feel like a big mistake

Please understand and hear what I'm saying
The time is now and you don't have long
She could be oceans away tomorrow
So soon your chance will have come and gone
So soon your chance will have come and gone

Doesn't it seem most precarious
Doesn't it seem such a chance to take
Doesn't it seem most precarious
Why does it feel like a big mistake

The tightwire's strung and you're out in the middle
All eyes upon you no net below
Inches to go and you're almost home free
Feel the wire swaying to and fro
Feel the wire swaying to and fro

Doesn't it seem most precarious
Doesn't it seem such a chance to take
Doesn't it seem most precarious
Why does it feel like it would be a damn shame
Would be forever if it meant a day
How stoically I exclaim
As she turns from me and walks away

The light in her eyes explanation escapes you
Longing to please and not feel alone
And she doesn't know it but really she loves you
Some day so soon you're gonna make it home
Some day so soon you're gonna make it home

Doesn't it seem most precarious
Doesn't it seem such a chance to take
Doesn't it seem most precarious
Why does it feel like a big mistake

Doesn't it seem most precarious
Doesn't it seem such a chance to take
Doesn't it seem most precarious
Why does it feel like a big mistake

1997 Blues Traveler Publishing Corporation<

First release: Straight On Till Morning
Released: 07/01/1997
Earliest time played: 09/02/1990
Last time played: 12/31/1997
Playing frequency:
  60 plays (see all shows)
  3.23% of shows in the database
  3.39% of shows since debut
  Detailed statistics
Song information:
  This song was originally called "To & Fro" and was written as a John solo song, with different music and no chorus.
  Made it as high as #25 on the Modern Rock Tracks chart in 1997.
  This song is about a girl that John had a crush on but never told. He vacillated so much (to and fro) that by the time he worked up the nerve to tell her he loved her, she had left the country, never to return.

Other recordings of "Most Precarious":
  Most Precarious, 1997
  Most Precarious, 1997
  Most Precarious, 1997
  KFOG: Live from the Archives 4, 1997
  FMQB CD Aircheck, Vol. 40, 1997
  Hitdisc 241B, 1997
  Modern Rock August '97, 1997
  Promo Only August 97, 1997
  Top Hits USA T391, 1997
  Tracks to Fall Over, 1997
  PGD Alternative Video Compilation, 1998
  Zone Cuts 3, 1998
  Alice 106 - Collector's Edition, 1998
  Multiball, 1998
  The End 107.5 - Songs We Hope You Want, 1998
  Dare to Care, 1999


forever after
A common ending to fairy tales and other children's stories: "And they lived happily forever after".
to and fro
The original title of the song; John played "To & Fro" at several of his solo concerts in the early 90's, then later added the chorus, changed the music and renamed it "Most Precarious".