If You’re Lucky

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 * co-written with Paul McDonnell

Streets are lined with neon signs
It’s like there’s no way out
Sure is hard to catch a break
In this beat up broken town

With ghosts on every corner
Always trying to fix the past
With spoons and flames and the kinda games
That ache like shattered glass

If you’re lucky you can hitch a ride to anywhere but here
Some things ain’t so clear until you’re gone
The distance it will show you, show you who you are
What it is you’ve needed all along

A piece of us will always dream
Until the curtain call
We’ll run until it hurts to run
Or never run at all

Like askin’ may I have this dance
Before you leave alone
That voice inside you screamin’
If you don’t you’ll never know

If you’re lucky you can hitch a ride to anywhere but here
Some things ain’t so clear until you’re gone
The distance it will show you, show you who you are
What it is you’ve needed all along

And you won’t get out
And you can’t be free
If you don’t let go
And dance with me


 - September 2020 -                                                                                                                 #557