From the album It's Never Too Late

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I wrote this song shortly after an amazing evening in Rome in July 2016. Still high after hearing a glorious concert, sung by a 275-voice choir that included my friend Ginger, my friend Daria and I ventured into the bar inside the Ritz...

This song expresses my struggle with the question: is it fate? Or serendipity?

Lyrics

Serendipity
Lyrics and Music © Maria Verven

Witty repartee in a bar inside the Ritz
Listening to piano, I'm pretty sure it was Liszt
Although I am in Rome, I'm drinking Irish tea
I've no one left at home; I'm footloose, fancy-free

I shift my position and then, to my surprise
The handsome signore in the next booth catches my eye
He smiles back at me, that instant we then know
It could be our beginning; with so much more in store

Refrain
Strangers in the night who wonder if it's right
Was it meant to be or serendipity?

I look into his eyes and I wonder: what could be
Will he be my lover, or is it just my fantasy?
My heart won't let me rest, there is no guarantee
So live life to the max is my philosophy

Bridge
I don't think it's a sin to follow every whim
Live life by the drop, ‘cause one day it will stop

Why do I keep looking for fairytales and romance
When every man I meet disappoints me and love fades
The dance that we will do, there's no way we can tell
We may fall in love, end up in bloody hell

Refrain
Strangers in the night who wonder if it's right
Was it meant to be or serendipity?

We search for our soul mate, but I think it's just a ruse
If there's only one, then why have I had a few?
I can't help but wonder: is there a great design?
I wish I was devout, believed in the Divine

Refrain
Strangers in the night who wonder if it's right
Was it meant to be or serendipity?

Bridge
I don't think it's a sin to follow every whim
Live life by the drop, ‘cause one day it will stop