New Song: "Not In This World (Or The Next One)"

“Not In This World (Or The Next One)”, VBR MP3 (avg. 206kbps)

Not In This World (Or The Next One)

I’m a good soldier, I march like they tell me
My feet fall in time
When I stop moving, I stare at your picture
And I trace the lines

Of your eyes and your mouth and your hair
As it falls in fractured waves
I put you back in my pocket, and I count the days
But I am sunburnt and sand-blinded
And I’m lost in space
I disappear in the whiteness
I am erased

Never again, never again, never again
Will I laugh at your lies
Never again, never again
Not in this world or the next one

Wear that gray dress that you wore on the day
That we went to the zoo
Watching the animals climbing for shelter
And I looked for shelter in you

But now I’m surrounded by bullets
Screaming like ghosts
Of all of these things that I’ve left
I think I will miss you the most
But if it wasn’t this, it would be something else
And I am no longer afraid
This is all anyone gets
And I am not ashamed

Never again, never again, never again
Will I beg at your feet
Never again, never again
Not in this world or the next one

Never again, never again, never again
Will I call you up drunk and afraid
Never again, never again, never again
Will I break any promise I’ve made

I would like you to forget me
My name and my face
Lock all the doors of my memory
And throw all the keys away

Go out and get drunk and get crazy
And start a new life
Ghosts have no need for companions
And no need for wives

Never again, never again, never again
Will I haunt you
Never again, never again
Not in this world or the next one

Never again, never again, never again
Will I haunt you
Never again, never again
Not in this world or the next one

(This song is dedicated to the memory of Corporal Pat Tillman, whom I never met. I hope he might have liked it.)

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