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Turning Happy

Posted on December 17, 2010 at 9:41 PM

It is only a rough draft - no rewrites yet - but I quite like it. Of course, I like everything I squeeze out but I think this one has legs. Either way, I'd like to know what you all think.



Turning Happy



I know you’ll say I’m drinking too much

If I turn up like this in the morning

I just don’t want to sleep tonight

I want to keep myself going

Pretending I’m sixteen again

I know you don’t like it

I know I should try to change

I’ll start it all tomorrow

I’ll start what you want then

For tonight I’ll sing like Elvis

I’ll pretend I’m Jim or Johnny

I’ll suck from the bottle

I’ll turn my mind to daydreams

Turn it to happiness

 

I know you’ll say I’m going too far

When I can’t walk straight tomorrow

I’ll not go to sleep tonight

I’ll keep myself going

Acting like I’m sixteen and not

Middle aged and scared about my hair

I know you don’t like it

That’s half the point of trying

We can talk in the morning

You can tell me what you want from me

For tonight I’ll please myself

Acting like Sid and Ozzy

Sunk inside the bottle

I’ll turn my mind to daydreams

Turn it to happiness

 



Categories: Poetry & Lyric, Christopher Law

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