Songsmith IV: The Drive To Take It All

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A one turns to a two and I'm the only one with open eyes
Sparks shine as I drag myself to a corner
Did the almighty dollar pull my inner child from my dreams or did I?

Did I?

Time is running and there isn't much for me to spare
I come to you as a lowly man
I've lost so many dreams on account of material things
It's all so clear when it's gone

Here in my fallen state, I have to stop this wanting
Because, where is it going?

Here I thought I was just dreaming
The closer I look, the closer I get
It is not dream that has me alarmed

It's not the dream, it's the want
It's the drive to take it all that scares the hell out of me
Because I destroy everything that I touch
That I love
That I want

I hope you're never like me
Oh baby boy, I hope you're never like me
Oh baby boy, you look like your father when he refused to sing
Oh baby boy, because he knew that I did such bad things
Oh baby boy, you have the heart to be what I can't be

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from I, released January 18, 2013

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