alexwrittendown

Thoughts in the shape of words.

Month: August, 2014

When You Were At Ease

Waking up
Tired
Beside me a half filled cup

Stumblin’ out
Of Bed
Can’t remember last night

There’s a thin line to walk
Between the good and the bad
Too much
Too soon
Too Fast
Will make you forget
What you had

When you were at ease
Yes, when you were at ease
It’s easy to look back
But hard
To find a place
To be at ease

I need
The urge
To see all I can see

And yes
They rule
Just to kill your protests

A place that’s been bought and sold
Is the pavement that we all walk
They took
They took
They took
And fooled us with their talk

So forget for a while
The hardship
Forget for a while
The despair
And imagine the times

When you were at ease
Yes, when you were at ease
It’s easy to look back
But hard
To find a place
To be at ease

Gazing Out

I gaze upon the settling sun
For a moment I can unwind
Just sit down and cool off
After a long day with a tortured mind

If there is salvation here
I sure can’t find none
Confined in this cage
This prison that I shun

I dream of the universe
Such a strong dose of reality
When you realize your size
You realize your inability

There are ways to escape
This I must believe
Without my inner spirit
I’d lose my dignity

No I’m not one for mediocrity
When I work, I work hard
But there’s so much more to be found
You just got to get around

I’d sail across the ocean
Just to find another side of me
Something new to discover
And new places to see

But what good is an escape
If you don’t know where to start
I guess it all comes down
To that feeling in your heart

That sudden notion of an idea
Is what leads you into wondering one day
What am I accomplishing right here
Could perhaps come to fruition if I go away

I can hear that whistle a-coming
That train coming up around the bend
But I’m stuck in this twilight zone
I can’t tell you where I’ll end up in the end

But I won’t be traveling towards sorrow
I’ll find a path paved with gold
And i won’t settle for the silver
I swear I’ll struggle ’til I get old

I’m just looking for a break
So my route can be seen clearly
Getting out of the mist now
With my body so weary

Perhaps someone to wake up with
Someone to share my time
And maybe stand beside me
When we would make our climb

Still I’m just that old dreamer
With my morale and my ideals
Maybe something will happen
And perhaps nothing will

Now as i gaze upon the night
I think of others with needs
I find it hard to find serenity
When there’s so many people to feed

Let Me Close

I know you are troubled
And down and out

You are carrying a load of sorrow
And it is hard without doubt

I know it has been tough for you

But please let me help you through

Time passes so fast
When you try to live

Suddenly the past gives you shivers
And makes you forgive

Forgive but never forget

Perhaps it still makes you upset

Well it is hard to carry such a load
I am right here to take you home
It is hard to carry a load
So let me close

If i could give you my hand
Would you agree

To travel with me over hills
And over sea

Sleeping side by side

With all trouble defied

Well it is hard to carry such a load
I am right here to take you home
It is card to carry a load
So let me close

Yes it’s hard to carry such a load
I am right here let me take you home
It is card to carry a load
So let me close
To you

Me And You

Once I had a friend
That I knew was one of a kind
One look in her eyes
I knew we were aligned

I met her one dark night
We watched upon the stars
I knew she was the one
And I dreamt of what could be ours

But she was tied up
And I was too scared
To tell her how i felt
I felt so impaired

If I just could say what
If I just could do that
Maybe someday
We’ll be together me and you

We’ve spent so many hours
Talking about the past for so long
So many countless hours
We were meant to belong

Well she had another
Another guy she loved
I couldn’t ruin what was theirs
So I was torn apart thereof

All I could think of
Was holding her so near
I just wanted her to be close
Feelings I couldn’t ignore

If I just could say what
If I just could do that
Maybe someday
We’ll be together me and you

At This Time

Sittin’ on top of a hill
Satisfied with my inner will
Easily done
In this moment
On this run

Down in the same old valley still
Kepping up my inner spirit
Don’t need no gun
Throw my weapons away
For this run

At this moment
At this time
I feel fine
At this time
I’m alive
Alive and vell

In this city you can die a little
But I won’t be the one feeling bitter
Hard times come
Don’t worry me none
On this run

At this moment
At this time
I feel fine
At this time
I’m alive
Alive and well

And should I stumble upon a shade of blue
I’d just put on my plain old shoes
And walk on
And get things done
Yeah, just walk on

Walk on until you find your missing piece
Until your mind’s at ease
You can’t change what’s been
Or wipe away
All the things
That you have seen

Here today in this moment
With this urge to follow
To the end and on
My friends
On this run

At this moment
I feel fine
At this time
I’m alive
And well
And well
And well

Asking For Directions

I never said, I didn’t know

What was going through my mind

I guess I’m just kinda’ slow

In letting others know what I find

 

Even as I keep on moving

It’s hard to comprehend

What is this evil doing

Coming from around the bend

 

By my side there’s countless others

Whom also have been down

I’d just like to tell them

That they are redemption down

 

There’s something, I must tell you

Some thing’s been haunting me

I’ve been acting like a fool

Doing things you can’t believe

 

You know, I’ve been looking back now

For quite some time

And it’s hard to figure out

Every single burned dime

 

When I tell you it’s a pain

You’d better believe it’s true

I was hijacking my brain

Always walking with ragged shoes

 

So now I’m pledging to you

To help me outta’ this old road

Someday, it shall come true

I’ll walk tall carrying my load

 

And I find hope in the little things

In the dawn of a new day

In the most spirited workers

Toiling their life away

 

I’m a-seeking some guidance

Asking someone to assist

To help me out of this deadly dance

Walk me out of this thick mist

 

I’m standing by a crossroad

Can’t decide where to turn

On my backs a heavy load

Of all the bridges that I’ve burnt

 

It’s a sad story to be true

A bitter, twisted tale

Something reserved by a few

To live it and then walk away

 

Now I can hear that echo of despair

And I travel simply to forget

I’d tell you where I’m going but I don’t know where

I’m stopping soon to catch my breath