When The Levee Breaks...
Iím not as strong as I used to be,
and thereís times when I donít even care.
Iím thinking too much, and remembering dreams;
those things make a dangerous pair.
ĎCause thinking just makes you realize
that no matter how much you plan,
all your mind will do is bring it back to you:
Lifeís like water, held in your hand.
When the waters of memories rise,
and the pressure of lost dreams is strong,
and youíve held it all in, Ďtil you canít hold no more,
thatís when the levee could break.
Remembering? Well, I remember
when I innocently thought life was swell,
and I worked for it all, to see everything fall...
now itís just my own personal hell.
Well I donít want to think any more,
and thereís no place that I can hide-
and Iíll blame it on me, and not on the war,-
but I sure wish that I had died...
When the waters of discontent rise,
and the pressures today are too strong,
and youíve done your best, but youíve failed every test,
thatís when the levee will break.
You know, life is really quite precious
to those who donít feel like I do.
But Iíve spent too much time, alone with my mind,
and I just canít explain it to you.
Iíve stepped back out of the mainstream,
Ďcause I no longer have someplace to go;
and Iím doing just fine, killing a little more time
Ďtil I finally shut down the show.
When the waters of certainty rise,
and the pressures of everything wrong
seems to slide away, like the fading of day,-
thatís when the levee breaks.
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