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david m. bailey: Music & Lyrics

Day 36 Looking Back Looking Ahead

(david m. bailey)
david m. bailey
Christmas is just around the corner
Then will come the dawn of a new year
You and I will make our resolutions
Then one by one, watch them disappear

I recall thinking these same thoughts 12 months ago
Wondering what the coming year would bring
That coming year is coming to a close
Not with a bang but with a sting

But in these last few weeks I’ve been reminded
It might not be as bad as it seems
No matter what it is that you are facing
Nothing has the power to kill your dreams

And if you can dream even a little
You are swimming in the sea of hope
Faith is waiting on the shoreline
and together you can cope
With anything this world can throw your way
Anything your enemies have to say
You can choose to go or choose to stay
Come what may it’s gonna be ok
Just take your time getting through each day by day by day…

Now I have met a lot of people who seem to be doing great
So I’d be surprised to learn what was really on their plate
Pain I could not imagine; I wouldn’t even want to try
Yet they carry on with grace and a certain kind of style

I’m thinking most of us have scars that are deep under the skin
Doesn’t matter who you are it’s hard to begin
But no scar should ever be a reason you should quit
It’s a part of who you are and you will get over it

Now I’ve had my share of trials and I’ve got some scars as well
Some of them are obvious but most are hard to tell
And knowing what I know now, I know I’m a lucky man
My cup runneth over I just do the best I can

I have a wife and 2 children who love me
Even after all I’ve put them through
A job that I love and more friends than I can count
Tell me if that ain’t a dream come true

looking back I’d have to say it was one of my best years
Looking ahead I must admit I have a couple valid fears
But we’ve all been here before And I hope we’ll all be here again
So hang on to your dreams and never let go of your friends