Shadow of a Man
Although I'm in need of a happy fairy tale
I've spent my time too close to hell
Time to run time to hide
Some might want to commit suicide!
Desperation like poison wine
Once you've crossed that fine line
My little angel once looked so fine
But even the Devil can appear divine,
There seems to be this sense of doom
A jet interceptor comes with a sonic boom
Inevitable destruction just seems to loom,
Oh my dear how you've changed
So hateful and a bit deranged
Oh the agony of being estranged
Like a poor dog suffering with mange,
How many of us wish we could turn back time?
Is it the effect of the tequila of the bitter lime?
Oh how fate can turn on a dime
Leaving this poet locked in this dreadful rhyme,
If there's a messiah lingering in the air
Why does the temptress always seem so fair?
She slices your artery without a care
Now you're kneeling in such despair,
Oh Lord of fate can't you see
This shadow of a man never free
Is that a noose on the limb of a tree?
We're all sinners to varying degrees!
I began paving the road of good intentions to hell
I often got up again when I fell
Then a strange thing when I heard the bell
It rang for thee no tale to tell.
Oh, Abigail you were a work of art
I'll never know if you were sincere from the start
Such people as us who play this part
Is it the passion that tears us apart?
I've come to my limit short on fuel
Damned because I didn't follow the golden rule
Used by women like a fool
What was once love now so cruel,
I'm a gunman who lost the duel
The thief has stolen my jewel
I was always the convenient tool
Now I need a miracle of renewal.