Cry On

Goodbye, another day
I won't show my face again
There ain't no other way
To close the gap from now 'till then
Sleep comes and dreams awake
The memory of my one mistake

Cry on if you want to,
If you want to, cry on
Cry on if you need to,
If you need to, cry on

Goddamn my reticence
Can't I speak of what I mean?
Love burns in consequence
Why do good things go unseen?
Trust is a fragile thing,
As fragile as a blackbird's wing

Cry on if you want to,
If you want to, cry on
Cry on if you need to,
If you need to, cry on

So much for fortitude
Nothing seems to keep this in
Fears of this magnitude
Wear me out and keep me thin
I'm gonna go where the shadows fall
Forget myself; forget it all.

Cry on if you want to,
If you want to, cry on
Cry on if you need to,
If you need to, cry on

Cry on if you need to,
If you want to, cry on
Cry on if you need to,
If you want to, cry on

©Stephen Baker 2002
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