Tell Me Why You Had To Go
  

Empty days, times erased

A Mother’s heartache never abates

You memories are sweeping me away

I can’t keep living for yesterday

I’m kneeling, I’ll wait

I’m praying for escape

My hearts screaming

My minds dreaming

 

Cause, I need to know

Oh, tell me why you had to go

I need a reason…

Something I can believe in

(why you had to go, why you had to go…)

 

Every day, every hour is a crime

I need to hear your voice just one more time

Our home has lost its heartbeat

It’s just a house on an empty street

My minds reeling

I’ve stopped feeling

I’m still waiting

With every breath I’m taking

 

Cause, I need to know

Oh, tell me why you had to go

I need a reason…

Something I can believe in

(why you had to go, why you had to go…)

 

Your voice whispers, each word is weighed

Your memories linger, god, don’t let them fade

Oh, I need to remember how you look

Each heartbeat that you took

How tall you stood

When you were bad or good

Each smile you gave

Oh, you can’t find those in a grave

 

Cause, I need to know

Oh, tell me why you had to go

I need a reason…

Something I can believe in

(why you had to go, why you had to go…)

 


Comments:
 
kayla97068   kayla97068 wrote
on 8/21/2008 10:16:52 PM
This has such a strong voice to it, I can really hear the words being spoken/sung in my mind. Like others have said, it brought tears to my eyes.

Tony   Tony wrote
on 7/10/2008 7:40:08 AM
To loose the one you love is tough. you can't live for yesterday, get over it and move on. there is no telling what the future may bring.

vwhitlock   vwhitlock wrote
on 7/7/2008 8:30:24 AM
raven, thanks for reading & commenting. I like that line too and your comment made me realize that even harsh reality can sometimes bring out some good somewhere.

raven_ink   raven_ink wrote
on 6/27/2008 12:47:10 AM
"I can’t keep living for yesterday[...]" this is my favorite line. It is absolutely beautiful. Not that the rest isn't. This is such a phenomenal piece. It inspired me in a way that has not happened for a long time. Thank you.

vwhitlock   vwhitlock wrote
on 6/26/2008 2:02:24 PM
penname, good suggestion...thanks a bunch!

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