“LIFE” — My Most Precious Birthday Gift!

October 23, 2018

Below are the lyrics to “LIFE” — the song D. wrote for me as a birthday gift. It is absolutely BREATHTAKING! Because it is precious to me I will not likely post the recorded version until I have possessed it long enough for it to feel sacred and MINE enough that sharing it is bearable. But I did want to at least share the absolutely heartbreaking and gorgeous lyrics of a piano ballad like only he can compose...the last line of course being the candle on the cake

I hope you are charmed by this. Obviously not like only I can be as the person is written for but still...

 

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I REMEMBER RUNNING THROUGH THE RAIN WHEN I WAS NINE
THINKING I COULD LEAP ACROSS THE MOON
MINUTES MOVED AGAINST ME NOW IM CRIPPLED LOST AND BLIND
WHO EVER THINKS THAT DEATH WILL COME SO SOON?
MMMMM SUCH A TERRIBLE LIFE
MMMMM SUCH A BEAUTIFUL LIFE
MY MOTHER WAS A SAVAGE AND MY FATHER WAS A FOOL
SLASHING AT THE COSMOS WITH THEIR SWORDS
HATRED HIT THEM SQUARE AGAINST THE JAW FOR BEING CRUEL
WHOEVER THINKS THERE'S RAGE THEY CAN AFFORD?
MMMMM SUCH A TERRIBLE LIFE
MMMMM SUCH A BEAUTIFUL LIFE
CHILDREN WILL ACHE FOR THEIR PARENTS MISTAKES
A LESSER LIFE MAY BREAK US DOWN TO LEES
MEMORY MAY FAIL FIGHTING BOTH TOOTH AND NAIL
I AM STILL A SOLDIER ON MY KNEES

I REMEMBER SHATTERING AT THE AGE OF 21
LEARNING HOW TO BREATHE AGAIN AND SMILE
MINUTES MOVED AGAINST ME NOW IM STARING DOWN THE GUN
WHOEVER THINKS THAT DEATH WILL STEAL THAT MILE
MMMMM SUCH A TERRIBLE LIFE
MMMMM SUCH A BEAUTIFUL LIFE
MY SISTER WAS AN ANGEL WHO FELL UNDER THE SPELL
OF WITCHES AND THEIR RICHES AND THEIR LIES
DUELING WITH THE DEMONS OF A WORLD WE SHARED IN HELL
SHE DID ALL THAT SHE COULD WITH HER DISGUISE
MMMMM SUCH A TERRIBLE LIFE
MMMMM SUCH A BEAUTIFUL LIFE
DRIFTERS WILL CRAVE TO BE HOME AND BE SAVED
A LESSER LIFE MAY BREAK THEM DOWN TO GRAINS
MEMORIES COLLIDE WHERE THE WOUNDS ARE DENIED
I AM STILL THE VENOM IN MY VEINS

I REMEMBER WINCING AT THE AGE OF 38
WHEN THE WEAKNESS IN MY BONES BEGAN TO WAIL
MINUTES MOVED AGAINST ME NOW TOO DEEP TO PENETRATE
WHOEVER THINKS THAT DEATH WILL FILL THEIR SAILS
MMMMM SUCH A TERRIBLE LIFE
MMMMM SUCH A BEAUTIFUL LIFE
MY FINAL YEARS WERE FERAL LIKE A WOLF WHO COULD NOT HOWL
LITTLE GRACES TASTED SWEET OR SPOILED
MY FINAL TEARS IN PERIL I CAN BARELY BITE OR GROWL
BUT YOU ARE STILL THE SEED BENEATH MY SOIL
MMMMM SUCH A TERRIBLE LIFE
MMMMM SUCH A BEAUTIFUL LIFE
MMMMM SUCH A TERRIBLE LIFE

BUT MMMMM SUCH A BEAUTIFUL WIFE

 

 

 

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