I’m Ready Now

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 * co-written with Paul McDonnell

I’m looking for a place to put these chances I won’t take
There’s no more space the closet’s full door’s about to break
Gotta’ clear some room by throwin’ out these broken things
Collectin’ dust from dawn to dusk beneath this old box spring

Like the halo that I used to wear, and my broken magic wand
There’s the shoes I never walked a mile in, should have tried those on

Well I’m ready now I’m singin’ it out loud
I’m breakin’ free of what I can see I’m better off without
Yeah these nights are long but this ain’t about what’s right or wrong
It’s just about me throwin’ out my doubts and I think I’m ready now

My rosy tinted glasses they’ve been down there for awhile
Next to all the hours I spent wishin’ like a child
A clover with 3 leaves it never seemed to grow a fourth
The pedestal that leveled all my lovers to the floor

The first stone that I couldn’t cast, the tears that didn’t help
Fallin’ on the pages full of words I told myself

Well I’m ready now I’m screamin’ it out loud
I’m breakin’ free of what I can see I’m better off without
Yeah these nights are long but this ain’t about what’s right or wrong
It’s just about me throwin’ out my doubts and I think I’m ready now

Pictures from the past like a movie in my mind
I can change my story when I leave them all behind


 - September 2020 -                                                                                                                   #392