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Pickle Jar

they’ll tell you life is good here and dare you to say otherwise

as they go and steal a pickle jar to hold their savings in

it’ll stay as dry and empty as it was when it was found

but it sits there to remind them to save a buck someday

is it hard to believe that destiny

brought me to this city

where children cry and cease to be

part of the living

and the women walk in the night time

wishing they would meet somebody

and the men lose hope with the fading light

and drown in their misery

they’ll tell you life is good here and dare you to say otherwise

as they stand in line for soup so that their families may eat

it will last a couple days up to a week if they wanted

so dies a hungry mother and the unborn child inside

is it hard to believe that destiny

brought me to this city

where children cry and cease to be

part of the living

and the women walk in the night time

wishing they would meet somebody

and the men lose hope with the fading light

and drown in their misery

one by one, freedom will take them

two by two, the windows will close

and near their little graveyard a vacant house will stand

boarded up and buried deep in the minds of passing friends

and on a broken shelf above their only chair

there sits an empty pickle jar that nobody could fill

 

 

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Dreamer

I want to be remembered

I don’t want to live in vain

No, I don’t want to be a martyr

I don’t want to be a king

Cuz I want to be remembered

For more than just a dream

I want to stick inside the minds

Of all the people that I meet

And live a good long life

Doing things worthwhile

And changing lives

And moving hearts

And free the chained up souls

And help them all to know

They can let go

Of everything

~

I want to survive

And lead

All the survivors

Following me

I want to stay

And want to be

Something greater than

A gave-up dream

~

I want to be remembered

I don’t want to live in vain

I don’t want to be a martyr

I don’t want to be a king

Cuz I want to be remembered

For more than just a dream

I want to stick inside the minds

Of all the people that I meet

And live a good long live

Doing things worthwhile

And changing lives

And moving hearts

And free the chained up souls

And help them all to know

They can let go

Of everything

 

 

© 2011 singinthebreeze.wordpress.com

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