Letters to a Dead Man
  

Too many lines on a rap sheet

No patter of little feet

They weren’t up to speed

No, not one of your needs

Just a misplaced seed

 

You could have stopped it all

With just one fucking call

I had my back against the wall

But you let me take the fall

You weren’t in it for the long haul

 

Was it a disease?

Or were we just trying to please

I’m still waiting for release

Come on, don’t be my biggest tease

Just this once, bring me to my knees

 

You stopped your pain

Winning hand lethal vein

Three lives wasted on shame

A woman with the wrong last name

Oh, just bring down the rain

 

I buried our son alone

How could you have already gone?

All this is so fucking wrong

He just needed to belong

Don’t you know that’s why he went along?

 

Was it a disease?

Or were we just trying to please

I’m still waiting for release

Come on, don’t be my biggest tease

Just this once, bring me to my knees

 

Rewrite the ending

Give back his beginning

Don’t keep me spinning

You know I hate winning

I always needed you for my finishing

 

A son with the wrong name

A man lost in the fast lane

A woman filled with shame

A boy you didn’t reclaim

A heart overflowing with pain

 

Was it a disease?

Or were we just trying to please

I’m waiting for release

Come on, don’t be my biggest tease

Just this once, bring me to my knees


Comments:
 
stet   stet wrote
on 4/26/2008 11:13:38 PM
Wow, this is amazing, it really does push its way trough you and makes you listen to the words being said I can't wait to read more from you!

vwhitlock   vwhitlock wrote
on 4/20/2008 12:49:36 PM
Mike, Yeah, that was exactly the tempo I was thinking when I wrote it...very fast paced. Thanks for the comment!

Mike Firesmith   Mike Firesmith wrote
on 4/20/2008 12:02:39 PM
Yeah, this would go well to music. It's has that quality about it; intense, driving, non stop, no breathing allowed. So very intense.

hoodiegirl   hoodiegirl wrote
on 4/16/2008 11:28:20 AM
Hope to hear this as a song one day!

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A Word from the Writer
These are lyrics that I have been working on and I would appreciate any comments, feedback or suggestions. Thanks for looking! Victoria
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