Stay

Stay

I typically write free verse poetry. I can write the classical styles of poetry, but I’ve just always enjoyed a more free style of writing. Today, though, I had a song going through my head. It was Bruce Springsteen’s “Philadelphia.” I’ve always loved this song, and my favorite part of it is the captivating and haunting tune and rhythm of it. So as I had it going through my head, I had some lyrics come to me and I thought, “What the heck. Let’s write a song.” So here is “Stay” and it goes along (mostly) with the tune of “Philadelphia.” 

If anyone out there has some good tunes that need lyrics, let me know. Once I have a tune in my head, I can make the lyrics fit. Who knows? Maybe we’ll win a Grammy some day…

Stay

I wake up to the sunset

The day was dead and gone

I thought about the hills

That used to be my steadfast home

As the daylight of my eyes 

Slowly slipped away

I thought about the future

Thought about yesterday

 

But couldn’t stay in this moment

Couldn’t stay in this moment where I am me

Couldn’t stay in this moment

Couldn’t stay in the place where I am free

 

The darkness seems to tumble

Through the bright and golden fields

It seems to overtake everything in its wheels

I know I cannot dwell in this place

This place that isn’t home

So I gather up my children, prepare to roam

 

Can’t stay in this moment

Can’t stay in the moment where I cannot see

Can’t stay in this moment

Can’t stay in this place where I’m not free

 

Don’t know where this road is going to take me

But I know I want to share it with you

Don’t know where this road is going to take me

But I know that here with you, here everything’s new

 

I sense the shadows falling, the coming of the rain

I can feel the cold and listlessness of the autumn rains

I stare into the doorway, looking for the shore

But all I see is sunlight and nothing more

 

I’ve gotta stay in this moment

I’ve gotta stay where I am me

I’ve gotta stay in this moment

I’m going to stay where I am free

 

Going to stay in this moment

Going to stay in this moment

 

Going to stay

2 Comments Add yours

  1. Splendid poetic words so well composed.

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