Sunday, June 27, 2010

Life, Unfulfilled

In light of a story I heard today about one of my stepson's friends, I've decided to post the lyrics to a song I wrote and recorded about a year or so ago.

Life, Unfulfilled
(copyright 2009 by Bob Iles)

Take a good look in the mirror
Do you recognize the face that you see
There's a demon inside that controls you
You're in a place that you don't want to be
The needle is lying beside you
And the spoon's well withing your reach
There's a bottle of whiskey, some pills for good measure
It's escape from some hell that you seek

You feel the darkness
Descending upon you
And the walls come crashing in
And you just can't survive any longer
It's a battle you just can't win

One by one all your friends have left you
They just couldn't look on anymore
All alone there's just time for reflection
You tried but couldn't even the score
You've abandoned all those who have loved you
Tried to help but you drove them away
And now there's fear in your eyes as you wonder
If you'll live to see another day

You feel the darkness
Descending upon you
And the walls come crashing in
And you just can't survive any longer
It's a battle you just can't win

Now you face an important decision
How to regain control of your life
But the needle it looks so inviting
One more time just to make it alright
In the depths of your demon addiction
Is the answer to your endless pain
And you pray that end will come quickly
As the knife opens up your veins

You feel the darkness
Descending upon you
As the pain slowly slips away
And you just can't survive any longer
The demon's coming and he's gonna be paid

You feel the darkness
Descending upon you
And the walls come crashing in
And you just can't survive any longer
It's a battle you just can't win

See the video below:



Recorded version can be heard at my Soundclick page.

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