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david m. bailey: Music & Lyrics

Day 21 or 1 Again

(david m. bailey)
December 10, 2008
david m. bailey
Last night I shoulda been sleeping; I was really tired
But something else was keeping me a little wired
It’s not like I was weeping – nor was I inspired
Midnight came and then was gone
Bringing me closer to the dawn
No more coffee, no more food.
I thought that was really rude
I played with words like they were crayons
The colors helped me understand
That I’m not nuts for feeling like I do
This trip ain’t easy, that much is true
Call me crazy, but last I checked
This thick skull of mine was meant to protect
Must admit, it kinda shakes the soul
To willingly let them drill a hole
Somewhere above my right ear
This goes way past what we call fear
This borders on the truly insane
This little journey will see some pain
no pain no gain, yeah, I know
It will soon be over though
By tomorrow I fully plan
To be on my feet once again
But not for long, for soon I’ll be
Falling down on my knees
Thanking God for the brand new day
And all the blessings that have come my way
Blessings that all have a name and a face and a voice
Giving me the extra strength to make yet another choice
Choose to hope. Choose to live
Choose to cope. Choose to give
And so give I shall of what I’ve got
Though it may not be a lot
Just a couple words here and there
Shots in the dark I’m well aware
And maybe when the new day dawns
I’ll discover a brand new song
And maybe that’s enough for now
Except to say I don’t know how
To thank each and every of you
I’m here because you pulled me through
So here we go – one last time
See you on the other side.

All my love