Plans & Possibilities

 

I had those dreams that keep me awake at night

Y'know the ones I really want to come true

And though I close my eyes really tight

Those plans and promises they seep through

 

And I want to cry

Til my tears run dry

 

But those plans and possibilities

They wangle and they weave

Those plans and eventualities

Leave way to much to grieve

 

And on occasion I have hurt myself

With things I probably will never now

I pay for them with the price of self

Just some wishes, ride on the merry-go

 

And I want to fly

And let bygones by

 

But those plans and possibilities

They tangle and they turn

Those plans and eventualities

Leave so much left to learn

 

I lay my head down and I try to sleep

And think those thoughts that wait for just this hour

I close my eyes and I start to weep

Oh, those wants and wishes and desire

 

And I try and try

And I pray on high

 

But those plans and possibilities

They warble and they croon

Those plans and eventualities

Some unrelenting tune

 

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