Unless… sometimes you dream a lyric

Sometimes you dream a lyric and all you have to do is write it down.

Always have paper and pen at the ready…….

Unless  ©2015  Paul McKendrick

Surrender to yourself

Throw up you hands, say “I need help”

‘Cause if you don’t, you will fail

You’ll never move on, you’ll never get well

Unless you want it, unless you need it?

Unless you secretly want to keep it?

It’s a habit and you crave it

So if you have it, you’ve gotta break it

It makes no sense, it gets you in the end

Eats away at your insides

Go make amends and drop the pretense, the deception and the lies

Remembering your heart

Forgive yourself, make a new start

Drop that weight, leave it to one side

You don’t have to carry it, it’s not your fault

Unless you want it unless you need it?

It’s a habit and it wants feeding

No doubt about it, you can live without it

You decide… do you want to live or do you want to die?

It makes no sense, gets you in the end

It eats away at your insides

Go make amends and  drop the pretense, the deception and the lies

Do you want to live or do you want to die?

Surrender to yourself

Throw up you hands, say I need help

‘Cause if you don’t, you will fail

You’ll never move on, you’ll never get well

Unless you want it, unless you need it?

Unless you secretly want to keep it?

It’s a habit and you crave it

So if you have it, You gotta break it

Unless you want it unless you need it?

It’s a habit and it wants feeding

No doubt about it, you can live without it

You decide… do you want to live or do you want to die?

8 thoughts on “Unless… sometimes you dream a lyric

  1. ….”unless you want it, unless you need it, unless you secretly want to keep it”. wow, my friend. I think of the Johnny Cash cover, “Hurt” and others dealing with self-imposed pain, regrets, etc. You have introduced here, an often hidden layer of awareness in most people, an open admission that we as humans are quite capable, even desirous, of engaging in self-defeating behaviors. Then, after laying out your personal smorgasbord of deprecating faults, you dare to suggest the possibility of change within yourself and most importantly, FOR yourself. Not for the pleasure of anyone else. That possibility of change from within, as you infer, brings with it, a massive amount of fear. Why fear? I have spent years trying to figure that out. Why was I at the top of my game when there was chaos, tragedy, passion, lust, drama of any sort? What was I afraid of if none of those emotions were present? All I know now is that the fear is gone. One humble little word sums me up: contentment. I do not wish to zip haphazardly through the landmines of ecstasy, histrionics, black depression, polar – opposite, unpredictable emotions, etc…. So, dear Paul, I think you have written a raw, courageous, wonderful song. And you will set it to a beautiful melody, if you haven’t already heard it in your head.

    See why this was too long for your blog? heehee….Xxxxxx

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    • Well Marty they say ‘write what you know’ so that’s generally what I try and do. Thank you so much for your eloquent comments which are most welcome. Perhaps Einstein had it right when he said that time is different for everybody and not regulated by an hourglass. The man on a train has a different version of time to the one who is at the station waiting for a train. Age can have an influence on how we use our time; to have more years behind us than before us can change the nature of how we view things or how we prioritise our current needs.

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      • so happy you find my thoughts useful.. I suspect there are more of us ready and willing to ” lay our burdens down” than we know…..you are a fortunate man in that you can write,compose, sing and deliver your message through your talent as an accomplished musician.
        Writing is therapy. Period. Whether it is a thought or a thesis or a song. Keep it comin, dear Paul. Occasionally you inspire many more people than just yourself!!!

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