National Poetry Day

Lyrics for National Poetry DayApparently it’s national poetry day. Lyrics are a form of poetry, so here are some lyrics I’ve written over the years but never used.

Some of these may end up being used for the next album if I can put some music to them.

Stone by Stone

The words you said ring true
They jump around me taunting me
It’s always been my problem you see to build my feelings high

I know that you are there when I am flying high on fragile wings
But if I fall to earth this time I’m scared I won’t get up
I’ve already built this up

And block by block and stone by stone
I’ll build this prison wall
With everything I’ve held in me the jump precedes the fall
But if these walls are strong
And if there’s nothing wrong
with the way the seeds are sown
I won’t be here alone

Deeper now than ever before
These feelings built on stronger ground
Won’t be toppled by the fear of being kept outside

I know that this emotion war has found me at the battle point
I know I’ll take some direct hits
And when I fall, I fall, and I won’t come back at all

Stone by stone, the mountain will crumble
Stone by stone, foundations are laid
I know, I know… don’t build myself too high
but I feel I have to try

 

Everything

You know – you can’t have it all,
When you can’t have everything, everything seems so small
Everything comes to pass,
When you can’t have everything, everything seems so small

Time fades away, like a drunken memory,
Every thought slips to the next
If there’s a future I will see it first
Another soul to quench my thirst

When you wake up in the morning,
and the sunlight burns your eyes,
Think of me – I’ll think of you
Thoughts are all we have to see us through

You know – you can’t have it all,
When you can’t have everything, everything seems so small
Everything comes to pass,
When you can’t have everything, everything seems so small

Now’s the time to think about your life,
And all the things you haven’t done
Another chance to make a change for good
An opportunity – I think you should.

You know – you can’t have it all,
When you can’t have everything, everything seems so small

 

Destination

Hallways… endless hallways
with promises… never fulfilled
how long can I keep running towards the promised land
how long can I believe the words you’ve spun

Destination
still seems a long way
and yet I’ve come so far
Destination
Help me get there
help me lose this scar
lessons learn along the way
And still I’ve gone astray

Hallways… endless hallways
nothing… to line the walls
yet it’s an uphill struggle but I think I’ve passed halfway
Guess I’ll keep my head up anyway

Destination
still seems a long way
and yet I’ve come so far
Destination
Help me get there
help me lose this scar
lessons learn along the way
And still I’ve gone astray

 

Acceptance

I know you’re used to how things have always been
But take some time and maybe you will see
That it’s not the way you do a thing that makes it what it is
For the beating of your heart goes on
The beating of your heart goes on

Time goes by and it is a changing tide
Buckle up and try to enjoy the ride
Sometimes up and sometimes down but never standing still
But the beating of your heart goes on
The beating of your heart goes on

Blood is flowing through you
and life goes on without you
I know that may be hard to hear but it’s true
It doesn’t make you worthless
but life is much more painless
accepting everthing that you’re put through

It’s hard to accept that everything changes in time
It’s hard to accept but it’s harder to explain
That the bigger the struggle the bigger the pain
Just step back and breathe
For the beating of your heart goes on
The beating of your heart goes on

 

Breathe Easy

Swirling in the wind
life takes you here and there.
People pull you one way,
then the other.
Influence is bliss to some
but all I can do
is sit back,
wait for the calm after the storm,

Then maybe breathe easy once more.

Time takes it’s toll
and life moves on around here
the life you thought you had
just disappears without a trace
What do you have left a face
to smile back at you
and tell you that things will be ok
if you can just wait

So baby, breathe easy once more

And if you can just take a rest
don’t rush don’t think don’t do just be who you are
do you know who you are?

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