I didn’t set a clock for this one. Sorry, I broke my rule for the One Hour Song and took a little bit longer. I walked into my apartment from the grocery store and the first line of the song popped into my head, “Of all the good I put nothing seems to lead me back to…” and I knew I had to write it down. My bag dropped to the floor while I scribbled out the first few lines and hummed a melody along with it.
Part of me wanted to just keep it as a song to publish later and then start an official One Hour Song with the clock and all – but I was too excited to put this down and get a demo of the song.
Part Green Day “Boulevard of Broken Dreams” (sorry, the melody is kind of similar, don’t sue me please :-p) and part Led Zeppelin “Stairway to Heaven” (stick it out until the end) you’ll love this mysterious power ballad.
Of all the good I put nothing seems to lead me back to
The road of paying off the foils and troubles we come into
All that life can lead sends troubles out along the edges
But the stains we see is the blood left on the ledges
Oh, there’s nothing to go back on, can’t you see?
Oh, the only road leads cautiously
to a place I don’t wanna go but I know that we’ve got to show
And if we show – at least we’re here
Sometimes I walk into the trap I think I fixed myself
To break into the wall that won’t take me off this shelf
But thats where I yearn to be in 15 months or so
Lit up elegantly with the people out in front who go
You and me we say nothing could be better than right now
While the skeptics pray a slow and painful death, but how?
Something easy comes to me when I hear it in my dreams
Nothing you can say to me can make me feel alive
But the road that I walk into so astray, nor true
Only when we want to see –
At least we’re here.