Cul-de-sac

On a drive
I’m pasted
To the One and Nine
To all the lies
That I taste  
In my burning mind
The skyline glow yields to a dawning Amboy light
The right lane hermit
Drives on all alone
In his Seventh Avenue flight

What if this Gospel one day I don’t believe?
What if those savage lies ring true?
What if a life capsized
In alibis
Is the only one I’m due?

It’s like an everlasting vow
That everybody breaks
It’s a pill at a party
Everybody takes
It’s the big mistake
That everybody makes
Sometimes

I wake to the scent of September
Those breezes return me to school
I’ve earned my degree to discover
This bold and clueless fool
So I just throw my fist into the wall
And everything is cool

Sunday morning and I’m still coming down
Those fearful visions grab my retina’s eye
What if my
Wasted time’s been wasted on
A charge I can’t deny?

It’s like an everlasting vow
That everybody breaks
It’s a pill at a party
Everybody takes
It’s the big mistake
That everybody makes
Sometimes

It’s a surefire wager
Everybody stakes
On haywire behavior
Everyone forsakes
At a congregation mass
Where everyone partakes
In a homicidal masque  
Where nobody shakes
Their trepidation trance
Fear of falling down,
Regretted second glance
At no one else around
And everyone believes
Still they all ask why
There’s no resting guarantee after breathing
Well even the eaves bring shade from the sky…

I wake to the scent of September
Those breezes return me to school
I’ve earned my degree to discover
This bold and clueless fool
So I just smash this chair into this floor
And everything is cool

Sunday morning and I’m still coming down
Those fearful visions grab my retina’s eye
What if my
Wasted time’s been wasted on
A charge I can’t deny?

I’ve got a path of leaden footprints leading
God knows where
And just a pocketful of hope in my hand
But it’s now later than
It’s ever been before
In these cool shadows of where I stand