Twelventures #4 – Back Road Bike Rides TANTRUM:We circle a massive hot sunA bright ball of gas and fire A star of light and energyAren’t we so very lucky?They circle an invisible massA giant hole of endless blackA monstrous scar on the mapWith copious Hidden power We get warmth while they freezeThe light showers our soil and treesWhile they are engrossed in diseaseWe are lucky, indeedSo Why are they happier than we?What do they have that we can’t see?They live in pain and miseryYet we complain constantly FREE:None of this stuff is meWhy am I still not free?Didn’t I do my best?But I’m still not freeI gave kindness out like weedsBut I’m still not freeI survived diseaseYet I’m still not freeMistakes when I was 17A friend who left bitterlyThought I’d be good by 23But at 26, I’m still not freeA person I could never beA life I could never leadI’m sorry to the ones I’ll leaveI just can’t be freeOn the go continuallyWarmth is a masterpiece No problems, no worry, no greedSo why am I not free?I don’t live, just daydreamOf freedom like the seasLike a bird flies with wings I’m fighting to be freeFAILURE:Maybe in another lifeI’ll do all the thingsI can’t do nowLike play guitar And sing on stageBe the oneThat they all craveSell some drugsHave more funEat what I wantBe an astronaut All the things they thoughtI’d do because I’m smart High hopesNever go farSorry momI’ll make it rightYou and your plightI won’t be a millionaire But I’ll surviveI’ll live and writeI’ll try and tryI’m still a smart kidMom, I’ll make it rightYou won’t live on the lakeBut you’ll be alrightYou’ll be cared forI’ll live rightI won’t stealI won’t fightI won’t get highOr drink whiskey all nightI won’t have five kidsThen dump them on youI’m a little crazy But so are youNothing wrong with thatAt least we are trueI’m kind and wiseAnd I do my bestI always do my bestBut I follow my chestThat heart of mineIt’s mad and wildIt leads me astrayFrom time to timeIn the endIt always brings me homeLet me goLet me beI’m no saintBut I’m freeI’m not richI can’t buy you muchMaybe in the next lifeI won’t stick to my gutBecause this heart you seeMust always be freeEven reincarnation Won’t cure my diseaseI’ll do my best I’ll take care of you But I’ll never be the oneOn the evening newsNo Nobel prizeNo saving livesI’m a drifterAnd I write my truthMy smarts aren’t wastedJust because I’m brokeThis life is too shortAnd I’m a free soulSilence beforeSilence follows End of the dayEnd of a weekend Madness and messNow all that’s leftIs silenceThe forecast is gloomStorms and cloudsBoisterous thunderAnd once it endsSilence againSilence beforeSilence followsBefore there was earthBefore there was lifeBefore there was lightThere was only silence And when we all diePerish in fire fightsAs the sun burns out brightSilence will stay behind Silence beforeSilence followsSleep comes in quietThe wake is not in peaceNightmares of violenceFollowed by silenceCalled Alpha and omega A disease and a cureThere’s nothing else to learnAll is silent Silence beforeSilence followsThe history will repeatOur absence is hollowThere’s no void to be filledThe silence is allWe lived and hatedWe’re alive and jadedWhen we’ve all but fadedSilence will fallSilence before Silence follows Join my email list By clicking submit, you agree to share your email address with the site owner and Mailchimp to receive marketing, updates, and other emails from the site owner. Use the unsubscribe link in those emails to opt out at any time. Processing… Success! You're on the list. Whoops! There was an error and we couldn't process your subscription. Please reload the page and try again. Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading... Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here... Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Email (required) (Address never made public) Name (required) Website You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. ( Log Out / Change ) You are commenting using your Google account. ( Log Out / Change ) You are commenting using your Twitter account. ( Log Out / Change ) You are commenting using your Facebook account. ( Log Out / Change ) Cancel Connecting to %s Notify me of new comments via email. Notify me of new posts via email.