Bless These Tears

Party down, rock and roll, snort some coke, lose some soul.
Valium, percocet, black tar smack I ain't tried yet.
17, running wild, bullet proof, foolish child.
Country club, daddy's car, mamma was a movie star.
Got the grades, got the girl, let's give UNC a whirl.
LSD, alcohol, ecstasy, do it all.
Lose the girl, smoke some pot, drop pre-med, smoke a lot.
Disconnect, take some slides, go Wake law, next free ride.
Graduate, wreck a car, smoke more weed, pass the bar.
Buy a house, take a bride, have some kids, never cry.
Lose some love, lose some health, lose some heart, lose some wealth.
Take a job, break some vows, break some laws, take some bows.
Supper club, lots of friends, still alone, in the end.
Cigarettes, marathons, godlessness, hope is gone.
Break more hearts, kill more soul, drink more wine, fill the hole.
Colors fade, only grey, I've forgotten how to pray.
Cops are here, dreams are done, cop a plea, probation.
AA group, 12 step plan, tell the truth, be a man.
Wife runs off, just us three, on our own, kids and me
Hold up now, God's with us, merciful, strong and just.
Hope and love, peace of mind, holy spirit, soft and kind.
Bless the pain that changed my life, bless the man who stole my wife.

Bless the feds, bless the narc, bless my kids, bless my heart.
Bless my mom, bless my dad, bless my soul, bless my bad.
Bless the moon, bless the sun, bless what little good I've done.
Bless my work and my new girl, bless these colors, bless this world
Bless my path, straight and clear, bless this joy, bless these tears.

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