An original song of mine, and one of the sadder ones at that. I wasn't having the best time in life and I wanted a song that would fit with that mood, but that would also end it a way that pointed toward better days. Not to mention I fell in live with the guitar melody I made and couldn't stop playing it.
Lyrics and guitar were written by myself and the accompanying strings were created using virtual instruments (orchestrated also by myself).
It was cold, as the rain fell down,
As I stood, with my gaze to the ground,
With a chill, running down my spine,
And my head, beginning to unwind,
All at once, everything has change,
Neither one, ever to be the same,
And the sound, oh the sound of the rain,
As our past goes down the drain.
Oh how life, continue to go on,
While your world, has simply come and gone,
In the wake, in the ash of it all,
And they tell ya “just hold on”.
But your grip, has just been torn away,
And the one you held, he was felled today,
It’s a damn cliché for a mind’s decay,
But it’s fazing just the same.
And I know it can’t be helped,
I’ll just have to keep playin’ the cards I’m dealt,
As I forced to look away, for another day.
Jump ahead, ‘nother time, ‘nother place,
But I’m faced, with the same old mistakes,
And my haste, it doesn’t match the pace,
It goes to waste and I’m stuck running circles in a rat race.
And I choke on the fumes from the cars,
As the towers rise around me like, prison bars;
Blockin’ out the stars,
And I’m left with the scars of what used to be ours.
Well maybe right now it’s the best I can do,
But something inside tells me that isn’t true,
Damn I wonder what you would say if I could just talk to you.
‘Cause what I know is how we felt,
It’s what keeps me alive and still myself,
As I’m forced to stay away, caught up in the fray.
And it’s okay, I tell myself,
Keep the memory alive above all else,
Save up those thoughts you yearn to convey, for another day.
So I wait, for these cloudy skies to abate,
As the sunlight begins to penetrate,
The horizon illuminates,
And my heart reiterates that this state is only a step towards my fate.
And a fire ignites in my eyes,
As I stand and I look to the skies,
This world better realize,
I’m not gonna compromise,
So the universe better just harmonize.
And I won’t waste another day,
I wont back down or turn away,
I refuse to live my life, any other way.
And I’ll keep dreamin’ come what may,
And I intend to pursue them without delay.
Well I demand to have my say, and I’ll say it today.
‘Cause it’s my dream that makes me stay,
And that will one day take me away,
And so I stand in the doorway,
Of another day.