Thoughts on Questions Unasked

Perhaps it’s the colour of the sun cut flat,
And covering the crossroads I’m standing at,
Or maybe it’s the weather or something like that,
But Daddy, you been on my mind.

I don’t mean trouble, please don’t put me down, don’t get upset,
I am not pleading or saying, “I can’t forget you.”
I do not walk the floor bowed down and bent,
But yet, Daddy, you been on my mind.

Even though my mind is hazy and my thoughts they might be narrow,
Where you been don’t bother me nor bring me down in sorrow.
It don’t even matter who you’re waking with tomorrow,
Daddy, you’re just on my mind.

I am not asking you to say words like “yes” or “no,”
Please understand me, I ‘m not calling for you to go.
I’m just breathing to myself, pretending not that I don’t know,
That Daddy, you been on my mind.

When you wake up in the morning, baby, look inside your mirror.
Oh you know I won’t be next to you, you know I won’t be near.
I’d just be curious to know if you can see yourself as clear
As someone who has had you on her mind.
As someone who has had you on her mind

– Joan Baez

Squinting my eyes to
See through the sunlight
The crows even bigger now
There’s no point in wondering
What afterlife’s like
It don’t matter anyhow
We’re already in hell
As far as I can tell
Just listen to these people scream
This feels like a rally
In a high school field house
I feel like the captain of the team

Well, here goes the captain of the team…

Follow the light to the Garden of Eden
You stand at the pearly gates
Saint Peter comes over
His hand on my shoulder
He’s telling me I got away
He says, “You know you can’t kill yourself
And still get in here kid. But you look like
A victim of circumstance
So I’m just gonna break every bone in your
Body and give you another chance

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