Chance In A Million

Lyrics: Robert Hunter
Music: Greg Anton, Steve Kimock

One of the songs Hunter wrote for Zero:

Chance in a million, might as well try
Chance in a million to do it or die
Chance in a million to call your own shot
Better believe it, it's all that you've got

Opportunity don't really knock
Just ticks loud like a dynamite clock
Chance in a million, stay with the beat (note 1)
Get all I got, it was coming to me

Nine hundred ninety nine thousand goodbyes
Don't make one hello, you got to improvise
One in a million to turn it around
Follow that hunch, baby, follow that sound

Star-struck, hazy, caught up in lies
Burned-out, crazy, tears in my eyes
Chance in a million's better than none
Sink into madness or reach for the sun

Certain as sunshine after the rain
Certain as solace after the pain
Chance in a million, when all's said and done
Chance in a million is better than none

Nine hundred ninety nine thousand goodbyes
Don't make one hello, you got to improvise
One in a million to turn it around
Follow that hunch, baby, follow that sound

Chance in a million, winner take all
Chance in a million to follow that call
Better than zero divided by one
Chance in a million is better than none

Star-struck, hazy, caught up in lies
Burned-out, crazy, tears in my eyes
Chance in a million's better than none
Sink into madness or reach for the sun

Certain as sunshine after the rain
Certain as solace after the pain
Chance in a million, when all's said and done
Chance in a million is better than none

Nine hundred ninety nine thousand goodbyes
Don't make one hello, you got to improvise
One in a million to turn it around
Follow that hunch, baby, follow that sound

Chance in a million
Chance in a million
Chance in a million
Notes
(1) for some reason, these two lines are omitted from the lyrics in Robert Hunter's book "Box Of Rain"

Recordings
     Date Album Recorded By
     1994 Chance In A Million Zero

Futher Information
For more information on recordings see Matt Schofield's Grateful Dead Family Discography

 


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