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My Way

Spent so long following the beaten path
The one lit up with tales of the right way
But I’ve been on this path for years
And I’m nowhere near where I wanna be
So I’m gonna turn here and
Go down that dark trail
And let the fire in me light the way
Tempting me with the easy road
The one that’s been tried and true
But for me that just won’t do
I don’t wanna make it to the other side
With my dreams as the sacrifice

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Apathy

I don’t care about this like I once did
Unsure what happened
What snapped
The passion that once roared
Has indifference wrapped around its throat
As I exhale my last cares
Watch them as I go
Suffocating on apathy
There’s a man staring back in the mirror
Watching this all unfold
But he doesn’t recognize me
Maybe one day I’ll jog his memory

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The Story Goes On


I’ll be patient
I’ll wait
I’ll do whatever it takes
You went that way and I stayed here
But I’ve seen the map, we’ll cross paths again
Until then I’ll
Stay in this land of make believe
Where you didn’t leave
Where next you I still sleep
I don’t know how this story goes
But I know it ends with us happily ever after
Even the most mundane things with you
Are sweeter than any fantasy
I wanna go on but I’m stuck on the page where we first kissed up on that rooftop
I’d say you’re the girl of my dreams
But even she doesn’t compare to you
You are my every wish come true
Every question answered with just one kiss

I’m jealous of the rain that slides down your skin like my lips used to
I’m jealous of the wind that runs through your hair like my hand used to
I’m jealous of the pillow upon which you rest your head when it used to be my chest
The hands on the clock sit still
As I count the moments until the next time
That our story will go on

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Dear Dreams

Dear Dreams,
I hope you hear my calls
Hope won’t answer
Faith is nowhere to be found
and Doubt won’t leave me alone
Dear Dreams, you’re all I got left
I know it’s been a while since we last met,
but Sleep hasn’t visited me for a while
and I don’t have any other way to get to where you are
so I’m calling out to you

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Traffic

Staring at my steering wheel when our song came on
Sitting in traffic backed up on Lake Shore
Backed up like the blood in my veins
because my heart hasn’t had a beat since you left
The only thing getting through are thoughts of you
Sitting bumper to bumper inside my mind
The road paved with good intentions and broken promises
The words I want to speak
Sit single file at the tip of my tongue
Waiting to take their exit
I finally start moving
And just when I pick up speed
I pass by where we first kissed
I collide with the reality
That I’m stuck in place
The world may keep spinning
But I’m not going anywhere

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Here I Am

Here I am
Taking a look around me
Everything’s the way it’s always been
And that’s how it always will be
Every now and again I get to thinking
About the world outside this little town
So many things I haven’t done
So many places I’ve never been
I’m gonna pack my bags
Grab my keys and just drive
Drive watching the road disappear behind me
Staring down the world in front of me

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Moving On

Everything you gave me
Is in a box burning in the rear view
Driving through memory lane
One last time before I leave it all behind
There’s the coffee shop where met
You walked in it was like a movie scene
Everything faded out of view
The only thing my eyes saw was you
There’s the pool hall where we had our first kiss
The rain was coming down
Looking into your eyes
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Forgotten People

Walking through the ashes of what used to be lives
Not a person alive in sight
They fought this fight every day
Now they’ve gone away years before their time
Committed no crime but living
Cried cries that will never be heard
Can you hear that sound?
Can you see that person begging?
Can you feel their pain?
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