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Lyrics for Pass The Cup

[As usual, you can listen to the song in the previous post or on Soundcloud.]

Pass the Cup

© 2014 Stephen K. Roberts

Did you ever want to be,
A star?
Me too,
It was off there in the distance,
So far,
Away,
From school.

No man really wants to live,
His life,
Alone,
Planned or not the path begets a wife,
Some kids,
A home.

Knowing there are still dreams that we don’t share,
I contemplate with extra care,
The shrinking choices that surround us, as we make our way,
Through yet another day.
Don’t send it on its way.

I don’t want to hear the same,
Excuse,
Again,
Everybody’s busy come on lose,
That tired,
Refrain.

If you’re waiting for someone,
To bring,
The cake,
Listen and you’ll hear the kettle sing,
It’s yours,
To make.

SOLO

Knowing there are still dreams that we don’t share,
I contemplate with extra care,
The shrinking choices that surround us, as we make our way,
Through yet another day.
Don’t turn the cup away.

Did you ever want to give,
It up?
Not me,
I’m looking to be ready when they pass,
My cup,
Of tea.

Lyrics for If I Had Never

If I Had Never

© 2013, Stephen K. Roberts

Why do they say it is better to have loved and lost,
Than never to have loved before?
I’m the one filing these letters and photographs,
Away in this empty drawer.

If I had never felt your touch,
If I had never felt your kiss,
If I had never known such bliss,
How would I know,
What I’m feeling now,
Isn’t solitude, but loneliness?

Finding my way through the fog of this pain is a climb,
So insurmountable,
Living a lie, telling everyone everything’s fine,
And not held accountable.

If I had never felt your touch,
If I had never felt your kiss,
If I had never known such bliss,
Screaming your name,
Streaming tears, shouting blame,
Wouldn’t so betray your tenderness.

BRIDGE:
You broke a promise,
Said you’d always stay,
I can’t forgive you,
Leastways not today,
Not yet anyway.

Shadows slip by as the sun scrapes the sky, etching fire,
And piercing the perfect blue.
Peeling away all the hurt and the grief ‘til I find,
That part of me’s made of you.

If I had never felt your touch,
If I had never felt your kiss,
If I had never known such bliss,
I’d still be here and you’d still be gone,
Nothing good could come of such a wish.