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Mary Rocap: Music

a half a dozen things

(a half a dozen things off of Deep December Dreams)
November 18, 2011
Mary Rocap

written while at Wild Acres, Little Switzerland, in the Blue Ridge Mountains, NC. at my annual songwriting retreat: SoLaTiDo 2009.

I told you a half a dozen things

Half of which weren’t true

The other half are the wannabe hopes

Of a hopeless point of view

Will you take the lies I tell myself to get me through

They may be the only truth I have to give to you


Things that I was sure of turned out to be false

Things that I blamed others for turned out to be my fault

Things that I held sacred deep down in my heart

That used to shine like the rising sun, now I’m stumbling in the dark

Things that I thought would never change just up and blew away

Forever and forever reduced to yesterday

Things that I never worried about lay heavy on my mind

What can I say, to make you stay, not be leaving me behind