Wednesday, October 19, 2005

I thought I lived on Hillsborough...

Look at how she listens
She says nothing of what she thinks
Just listens to abuses
And by the kitchen sink...

She thinks, "Hey!
Why do I live to this?
I'm latest on life
How did it end like this?"
Oh, when the roads in her heart fall
And she feels the weight of life
And the colors mix together to grey
Grey Street

Begging now the difference
She prays to God most everynight
Although she swears He doesn't listen
There's hope in her that He just might

She said, "I Pray!" "I Pray!" "I Pray!"
"But they fall on deaf ears
I'm supposed to take it all on myself
To get out of this place."

But when the roads in her heart fall
And then she rode the light in
Oh, the pain now seems it's over
And again she sees the pain
And then the colors mix together to grey
On Grey Street

It's all colored in again
Take what you can from your dreams
Make it real as anything
Takes the work out of the courage

She said, "Please!" "Please!" "Please!"
"There's someone sleeping outside my door
I live on the corner of Grey Street
And the end of the world."

And the wrong in her whole plan
Is as hopeless as the day she came
And the man she calls her father
Ignores her and ignores her pain

Oh, when I walk out in the morning
In all this sunlight
And all the colors mix together to grey
On Grey Street
On Grey Street
It's Grey Street, you go

So, don't lose your heaven
Don't convince yourself you're done
Just 'cause the things around you seem heavy
Doesn't mean you can't get off this ground

When you hold me down in the heartland
Move out and, oh, the wait is over
Oh, might notice of your worry
One another daylight
And the colors mix together to grey
On Grey Street
On Grey Street
To grey...


At 3:41 AM, Blogger Jenn said...

That's a great poem Joy. Who wrote it? Miss ya and love ya, It was great to talk to you this morning....

At 12:11 PM, Blogger Joy said...

Hahaha, its actually a Dave Matthews song. I guess I always figure people will realize that most of my post headings are from songs anyway, I just decided to put the lyrics on here for once. Glad you liked it Jenn, he was originally from South Africa. I hope you enjoy your trip there next week, I am sure you will...


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