Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Falling down, standing up




Falling down, standing up




everyone I know has needs
everyone I know has needs
everyone I know has needs

and you are one of mine

the walls have got a brand new coat of paint
the ceiling starts to fall
the things I tried to say to you last night
I know they make no sense at all

the flower falls into the bottle throat
green glass liquor long ago
drunk on dreamsongs and talk of tender hope
and high on how these seemed to glow



falling down, standing up
you leave some things behind
coffee stain lines on an empty cup
turning circles through my mind

everyone I know has needs
everyone I know has needs
everyone I know has needs

and you are one of mine


this is the song I sang for you before
remember paradise before the fall
while the sorry soldier sleeping just outside your door
lies dark and dreaming of your call

but winter chose to stay another day
so you can sleep or just pretend
while the sad survivor finds another way
one wrinkled dollar left to spend



falling down, standing up
you leave some things behind
coffee stain lines on an empty cup
turning circles through my mind

everyone I know has needs
everyone I know has needs
everyone I know has needs

and you are one of mine








this song is published in




available at cafepress.com



listen to the song at myspace.com/tomdriscollsongs


1 comment:

Jannie Sue "Funster" said...

I like it a lot. My computer speakers are messed up at the moment but the lyric stands on its own.

Showing in the verses and telling in the chorus. That's it!

Jannie