cheating, aka I should probably save this for tomorrow

My brother posted this recently on our family blog — the one we started right after we lost our second parent at the end of January.

I’m not a big fan of the musical style — a bit too much screaming guitars for my taste; but the words are powerful, and the images even more so. If you don’t like the music watch it with the sound off, and then read the poem.

I cry every time I watch it.

Life is short. Too short. Get out there and live it, and keep your eyes fixed on the sun.

Shake Me Down

Shake me down, not a lot of people left around
Who knows now? Softly laying on the ground,
Not a lot people left around.

In my life, I have seen people walk into the sea
Just to find memories, plagued by constant misery
Their eyes cast down, fixed upon the ground
Their eyes cast down
I’ll keep my eyes fixed on the sun

Shake me down, cut my hair on a silver cloud
Broken sound
Softly laying on the ground,
Not a lot people left around,

In my past, bittersweet, there’s no love between the sheets
Taste the blood, broken dreams, lonely times indeed
With eyes cast down, fixed upon the ground
With eyes cast down
I’ll keep my eyes fixed on the sun

Turn back, now it’s time for me to let go
Way down, had to find a place to lay low
Lampshade turned around into a light post

Walk around the corner, never saw it coming
Still I try to make a move, it almost stopped me from believin’
I don’t wanna know the future
But I’m like rolling thunder

Even on a cloudy day, even on a cloudy day
I’ll keep my eyes fixed on the sun

Shake me down
Not a lot of people left around

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One thought on “cheating, aka I should probably save this for tomorrow

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