A Song to Sing



Written by:

Isaac, Taylor, and Zachary Hanson

Produced by:

Stephen Lironi and Hanson; vocals produced by Mark Hudson and Hanson

Lead Singer:



© 2000

Versions and Availability:

  • Album version -- This Time Around
  • Recorded live for The Best of Hanson Live and Electric

Additional notes:

In live performances, Hanson sing an extra verse that is not included on the album version, from a poem titled "This Glassy Surface." Those lyrics are printed on the inside of the case of the U.S. This Time Around, underneath the disc, and are included in the lyrics below.


Goodbye four leaf clovers
Hello, gone awry
Don't cry, the fight ain't over
Unless you let it pass you by

I'm looking for a song to sing, yeah
I'm looking for a friend to borrow
I'm looking for my radio
So I might find a heart to follow
I've never been just longin' for your lovin
I've never been just wearin' down to nothing
I've never been just lookin' for a reason
So, that maybe you'll be thinkin' of me
You'll be thinkin' of me

And all that I have found in reason
Is reason just to not believe
When all that you are left, is treason
Is treason just to let it be

These blue-yonder dreams
And second hand shoes
You're so far gone that you live to to lose
And, it's too late to go home all alone
You're the tar in that old cigar
And the worn out cable on the cable car
And you're too tired to admit you've got to choose


Don't walk onto this glassy surface
Expecting to find more than me
For what am I without purpose
But a lone mirage to see?