The Impression That I Get

Album: Let's Face It (1997)
Charted: 12
  • Have you ever been close to tragedy
    Or been close to folks who have?
    Have you ever felt the pain so powerful
    So heavy, you collapse?
    No? Well

    I've never had to knock on wood
    But I know someone who has
    Which makes me wonder if I could
    It makes me wonder if

    I've never had to knock on wood
    And I'm glad I haven't yet
    Because I'm sure it isn't good
    That's the impression that I get

    Have you ever had the odds stacked up so high
    You need a strength most don't possess?
    Or has it ever come down to do or die?
    You've got to rise above the rest
    No? Well

    I've never had to knock on wood
    But I know someone who has
    Which makes me wonder if I could
    It makes me wonder if
    I've never had to knock on wood
    And I'm glad I haven't yet
    Because I'm sure it isn't good
    That's the impression that I get

    I'm not a coward I've just never been tested
    I'd like to think that if I was I would pass
    Look at the tested and think there but for the grace go I
    Might be a coward
    I'm afraid of what I might find out

    Never had to knock on wood
    But I know someone who has
    Which makes me wonder if I could
    It makes me wonder if

    I've never had to knock on wood
    And I'm glad I haven't yet
    Because I'm sure it isn't good
    That's the impression that I get

    Never had to but I'd better knock on wood
    'Cause I know someone who has
    Which makes me wonder if I could
    It makes me wonder if

    I've never had to but I'd better knock on wood
    'Cause I'm sure it isn't good
    And I'm glad I haven't yet
    That's the impression that I get Writer/s: Dicky Barrett, Joseph Gittleman
    Publisher: Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
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