Burning Out

After Shame by Ciaran Lavery

 

All my friends they shoulder me

And my poor head of woe

They know I’m good

And things have gotten so bad

 

Standing there ‘neath the moon and crows

The lovers singing of love

They see me smiling

But the truth is I’m sad

 

How You light me up

Really set me on fire

Will You be there when I’m burning out?

 

Won’t You hold my hand

Near that water tower

And elbow me if I get too loud

 

Nothing left I can do these days

Just reflexes fading away

And my mind, going blank all the time

Here it comes, another round

And You want me to go on

So I stand there, lame-legged and bare

 

Won’t You light me up

Really set me on fire

And be there when I’m burning out

 

Won’t You hold my hand

Near that water tower

And elbow me if I get too loud

 

I want to live between the lies

And where the truth dies

Everything in its own time

 

How You light me up

Really set me on fire

Will You be there when I’m burning out?

 

Won’t You hold my hand

Near that water tower

And elbow me if I get too loud

 

Won’t You light me up

Really set me on fire

And be there when I’m burning out