© 2019 by JERRY GIVENS

Jerry's Blog

 

SENSE

 

It only makes sense
When you try not to think about it
It only makes sense
If you try hard to lose control

 

Part of you needs an explanation
Part of you has to have everything spelled out in black and blue
And I'm too wasted by the cycle of tug and pull
And I'm erased from all the pain and inner turmoil

 

It only makes sense
When you try not to think about it
It only makes sense
If you try hard to lose control
It only makes sense if it doesn't make sense
And it doesn't need to make sense to me

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OCEANS

 

Between my heart and yours
Lie oceans wide and deep
We aren't brave enough to sail across the swell

 

Between my heart and yours
Lie soaring mountain peaks
We aren't brave enough to rise above them all

 

Even when I tried to help you see
You became mad enough to bring our hearts to heel
I sent a ship to ferry you
But you were too stuck in what you knew to believe it's true

 

Between my truth and yours
Lie frozen icy shores
We aren't brave enough to feel the space between

 

Between my truth and you...

 

FINISH LINE

 

I've never been one to overstate
But I always own what I create
In the back of my mind I overrate
And in the front of my mind it's all a game

 

Sitting right here, just on the other side of the finish line
Rubbing my feet, thinking about my journey as I unwind
And it took me some time to get this far
I take a deep breath and I'm glad it's over

 

I try to think about where I'll go from here
Staring out the window, my mind's unclear
And I know that I ought not to fear
The second I let go of...

SPIRITUALLY FAMILIAR

So lost, I’d never felt so alone
And I prayed for somewhere to call my home
Then this place that felt so spiritually familiar
Finally appeared and wrapped me in her arms

Scared, alone, frightened, and downtrodden
I felt safe in her embrace
And the irony of my awakening consciousness
Was that I was blind and fell in too deep

And in the depths I became alone
Power was so strong within me
But my wings had become shackled
By the grace it took for them to grow

Windows clouded by the ri...

 

OUR NIGHTS

 

You’d come over around nine

And we’d spend most the night

Talking and kissing and laughing

And before I’d lay my head

On my now unmade bed

I’d drive you back to your apartment

 

How I miss those days

And daydream the ways

I’d rush to you to relive those moments

But you moved far away

And I never thought to say

I want you and I might need you

I want you and I might need you

If only you were sticking around

 

I looked into your eyes

How they’d shine in the night

And they gave me back more than reflection

T...

 

BURNING AT BOTH ENDS

 

I wish I could be angry but I can't
There's no point in chasing shadows with a lamp
And every single sigh
And every wonder why
Solidified our case

 

We never meant to rush in this quick
And we ran out of gas before we left this city
And no one ever saw
The line we should've drawn
As we passed away

 

No one could've told us that in time
There would come a day I'd leave your side
With my convictions taut as pulling thread
And snap at both ends leaving only a sense of dread
As I pac...

 

THE DIARY


The diary I keep of you has a grudge to hold or two
I never intended to write them down but what else could I do
It was either lock them out or let them in
Either way, I knew they'd win
But when the past runs to catch up with me
I'll pay these dues and be set free
What else could you ask of me
From my diary I read 

 

The diary I keep of you is a fairytale that's barely true
I leave out what looks best to you and exaggerate a line or two
My perspective holds subjectivity
I'm bitter from ou...

 

OBSTACLE

 

Tell me yourself, am I in trouble?
It seems like the sun won't shine today
Every passage I take has obstacles
But never have you stood in my way

 

And I breathe again, for the millionth time
And I scream again, while I unwind
And you...
And who is to blame?

 

Tell me yourself, have you been listening?
Is your vision blocked from view of my side?
Last thing I knew we were still coasting
Then this road block appeared and tears were cried

 

And I breathe again, for the millionth time
And I scream...

 

THE GOLDEN ROAD

 

I saw a sign and I thought I had found my way
Into the sun I go, the golden path of rays
Shine me up, shine me up

 

I was alive for the first time in my life
There was a full moon dancing in pure delight
Shine me up, shine me up

 

And the risk it took to bloom was less than I assumed
And the life that I now feel is worth more than the weight of fear
The golden road, the golden road
It guides me on, it guides me on

 

I felt like I had taken some fanciful new drug
Freeing me from the chai...

 

AS THE CROW FLIES

 

I never claimed to be a patient man
I never claimed to be from this land
I have a tendency to fade to gray
I have a tendency to go my own way

 

But then you came around
And turned me upside down
I swore I'd never leave you
I swore I'd never leave you

 

But then you had to go
And left me all alone
I can't live here without you
I can't live here without you

 

As the crow flies I'll come to you
Across the blue skies soaring to reach you
Never doubt the blatant truth
I only want to be wit...

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