This Is Not Rock And Roll

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It’s the man that you love as he falls to his knees
And the girl that you trust who just wants to please 
It’s the nights you lay silent and the days you just stared at the sky

It’s the sound of a gunshot on a dark city street 
And the dreams you remember between empty sheets 
But it’s something much sadder, and somehow much worse for your soul 

This is not rock and roll 

It’s the big stained glass window at an old fashioned church 
And the brick that flew threw it in your own faithless search 
It’s the bad news for you that you already knew in your heart 

It’s the time that you spend getting over yourself 
And the last longneck bottle alone on the shelf 
But it’s always behind us and it waits to unwind both our souls 

This is not rock and roll 

Oh, days gone by 
Oh, tender lies 
Those tears we cry 
Our sacred eyes 

It’s the moment you asked what don’t want to know 
And the feeling of emptiness after the show 
Every second that passes before you remember to breathe 

It’s the final farewell to a part of your past 
Or the same old mistakes with a half-hearted laugh 
But it’s something much sadder, and certainly worse for your soul 

This is not rock and roll


 - November 2008 -