Friday, October 5, 2007

Every standard I can't Live up to Be

What's this life
if I can't find
A way to break free of the humiliating
broken thoughts I try to keep?
What's this life
if I can't have
one or two escapes from this losing person I am?

Maybe the standards set by me.
could never hold up to who I am to be.
For I am nothing of who I want to be.

I want to be the one to leave my body to fly.
I want to be one to sail the ships across the sky.
Fairy tales are much more interesting
than dealing with the reality.
Why can't I be more
than what I'm current'y?

Day by day,
night by night,
I push harder and faster
and farther than my last stride.
But still it's I
who's losing sight.

Maybe the standards set by me.
could never hold up to who I am to be.
For I am nothing of who I want to be.

I want to be the one to leave my body to fly.
I want to be one to sail the ships across the sky.
Fairy tales are much more interesting
than dealing with the reality.
Why can't I be more
than what I'm current'y?

2 comments:

Joseph said...

Lest anyone should fall
into the same trap
of believing they are to something perfect.
Who is perfect on earth?
Have you met them?
If so introduce me
and I will show you a falling down.

Nobody's perfect, yet we set bars for ourselves that are too high to prove others or ourselves wrong. I wrote this song in the past five minutes to say "duh, you idiot. Why are you trying to be what you can't? Your standards are too high!" (to myself, not any of you).

ArtChick said...

I love this! Out of all the songs I read, this one is my favorite. You said it so perfectly!!AMEN!!!!!