Posts Tagged ‘family’

“Footprints in the Sand”

Posted: November 7, 2009 in Lyrics, Poem
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“Footprints in the Sand”

it’s hard during times like these to keep my head up
there’s empty chairs at the dinner table
making this house not as warm as it used to be
but i can’t give up
this is my opportunity
to cherish the greatest family

to my mother and father who poured my foundation
my pillars of strength who fed my veins with undying love and support
i thank you for making me me

to my brother, my best friend
who always kept my endorphins alive
younger in age but not much else
a bond that will never be broken

family meals and adoring fans
sincere advice and loving hands
a model for how things should be

from playing with toys on the bedroom floor
to lectures on how to behave
bending over backwards for me whenever i was ill
and being kissed and tucked in every night
i couldn’t ask for anything more

unlike footprints in the sand there isn’t a flood that can
wash these great memories from me

“Just a little bit of baggage”

i collapse in front of this rundown hotel
a bleeding heart and a worn out soul
you see, it feels as if there is not enough air to breathe
and if you knew everything that has happened to me
then you would see why I am holding on to

just a little bit of baggage
just a few shades of loneliness
just a few hats that can’t hide this troubled mind

the bellman grabs me by my worn-thin shirt
and asks what the hell is the matter with me
i struggle to say so i hold out a note which says
my mother is gone and my brother has left
leaving an empty soul and a suitcase full of

just a little bit of baggage
just a few shades of loneliness
just a few hats that can’t hide this troubled mind
just a few socks of memories i can’t let go

the bellman says ‘let me give you a hand’
but i decline, ‘i can make it on my own’
i won’t let go of this heavy case
but even if i had the strength my friends are too many towns away
so that is why i cling to

just a little bit of baggage
just a few shoes not knowing where to go
just a few pants of wishing i could turn back time

and that is why i must try to walk on by…