The Phoenix Rises

A PEACE Of My Mind!


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WHEN I WAKE UP

I’m too tired to talkI’m too tired to argue

And too damned tired to fight
I’m too tired to smoke

I’m too tired to drink

And I’m too tired eat
But when I wake up

I’m gonna leave you
When I wake up

When I wake up

I’m gonna run

When I wake up

And reach up and catch the sun

When I wake up

When I wake up

I’m so done

With you
I’m too tired to close my eyes

I’m too tired to love the unloved

And I’m too tired to be angry
I’m too tired to do this all over again

I’m too tired to continue to ignore this

And I’m too tired to be tired
But when I wake up

I’m gonna leave you
When I wake up

When I wake up

I’m gonna run

When I wake up

And reach up and catch the sun

When I wake up

When I wake up

I’m so done

With you
COPYRIGHT 2016. FLEMMING ERIK CARLSON. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.


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Before The War

Take anything you wantI don’t have anything

Anyway
I’m not here for myself

I’m only here for you

Anyway
My hands are empty

Except for the cuts and calluses

Anyway
From trying to make it work

When it didn’t work

It didn’t work anyway
Before

The war

It was beautiful
Before

The war

I saw the kindness
Before

The war

I knew what kind of love it was
Before

The war

Hmmmn
It’s easy now

For me to sleep

Anyway
When I couldn’t

For those years

Anyway
It doesn’t matter

Who claims victory

Anyway
I didn’t get

Any of what I truly wanted

Anyway
Before

The war

It was beautiful
Before

The war

I saw the kindness
Before

The war

I knew the kind of love it was
Before

The war

Hmmmn

 

Now I only see

The sadness in me

Anyway
And the sadness all around

Even in you

Anyway
You can deny it

All you want to

Anyway
But it was so much better

Before the war

Anyway
Anyway
It was better
Before the war
Before

The war

It was beautiful
Before

The war

I saw the kindness
Before

The war

I knew what kind of love it was
Before

The war

Yes

Before

The war
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THE GREAT DIVIDE

We packed our bagsWe changed our beds

No going back

Had enough for our weary heads
We needed peace and quiet

We needed open space

It became no secret

You could see it on our face
This is what happens

When you head into

The Great Divide
Time to dream all over again

Deep under the stars at night

Changing all our plans

This is the direction which we see the light
This is what happens

When you visit

The Great Divide
Wide open

Into the wild

Wide open

Lost in the woods

Wide open

It’s wide open

In The Great Divide
Gotta get used to it

And it can get real cold

Real scary, real lonely

Gotta be strong is what we’ve been told
Look around

Welcome to

The Great Divide
Wide open

Into the wild

Wide open

Down at the bottom

Wide open

It’s wide open

In The Great Divide
This where it leads

To the Great Divide
Wide open

Into the wild

Wide open

Down at the bottom

Wide open

It’s wide open

Down at the bottom

Of The Great Divide
COPYRIGHT 2016. FLEMMING ERIK CARLSON. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.