Malvina Reynolds: Song Lyrics and Poems  

Somewhere Between

Notes: words and music by Malvina Reynolds; copyright 1959 Schroder Music Company, renewed 1987.

On Monday I think I'm a sinner,
On Tuesday I think I'm a saint,
On Wednesday I don't know what I am,
But I know that a saint I ain't.

Somewhere between the good and the evil,
Somewhere between the right and the wrong,
Somewhere between the kind and the mean,
Somewhere between is where I belong.

On Monday I'd steal from a baby,
On Tuesday I'd give you my shirt,
On Wednesday I lie on my couch and moan,
'Cause my conscience is doing me dirt.


On Monday I rail at my kinfolk,
On Tuesday I'm gentle and good,
On Wednesday I wonder, and count every blunder,
And wish that I knew where I stood.


If I could just peek at the record,
I'd know if it's mucky or clean,
I'd know if I'm destined for heaven or hell,
Or to float like a bird in between.


Malvina Reynolds songbook(s) in which the music to this song appears:
---- Little Boxes and Other Handmade Songs
---- The Malvina Reynolds Songbook

Malvina Reynolds recording(s) on which this song is performed:
---- Another County Heard From
---- Malvina

Recordings by other artists on which this song is performed:
---- Rosalie Sorrels: Somewhere Between (Boise Unitarian Universalist Fellowship TAD 3080, 1964)

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