Still Want to Win Your Heart

I wrote this song today. Here’s the lyrics…. this is actually very closely related to my previous post. The thing is, this is a very, very personal entry written about a very particular thing. I’m not usually quite this open, this quickly, but I wanted to go ahead and post.

Still Want to Win Your Heart

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I took too long
Like play in melted snow
And I’m painfully aware
Of things you don’t know

I was crazy about you then
I  love you more right now
I know it can’t be
But I’m going to figure out how

Oh, I still want to win your heart
Oh, I still want to win your heart
I want to win your love
I want to be your man
I want to be the one who always understands
Oh, I still want to win your heart.

I know it may seem strange
That I would write a song
I know it won’t make up
For me taking so long

But my heart longs for you
I think you ache for it too
I might not have much to offer
But with this you’ll see right through

Oh I still want to win your heart
Oh I still want to win your heart
I want to win your love
I want to be your man
I want to be the one who always understands
Oh, I still want to win your heart.

Missouri loves company
So Virginia called Louis
Only to learn that brotherly love had gotten in the way

A day late
A week late
A month late
A year late
Still my friend
But..

I still want to win your heart.
Oh, I still want to win your heart
I want to win your love
I want to be your man
I want to be the one who always understands
Oh, I still want to win your heart.

Oh, I still want to win your heart.
Oh, I still want to win your heart
I want to win your love
I want to be your man
I want to be the one who always understands
Oh, I still want to win your heart.

(c) 2009, Joshua S. Murray

Prison Break

Escape from myself!

Get away from me!

This prison holds me down

There are soldiers all around

They try to hold me to the ground

But I refuse to drown

… in this puddle made from my sweat,

my tears, and my blood

This blood isn’t good enough for freedom

I may give it all

But it won’t break these chains

And it seems that my captors

Are members of me

So I cry out

Am I just a shadow?

I can’t take this anymore

I’ve become what I abhor

I’m collapsing in fear

The end was so near

… but having come so far

On my own, wasn’t good enough

This blood isn’t good enough for freedom

I may give it all

But it won’t break these chains

And it seems that my captors

Are members of me

What shall I become?

Will I fade to grey?

A whisper in the dark

I know that I’m dreaming

I see you in my sleep.

And I follow your lead.

And I realize:

Your blood is good enough for freedom

In my sleep, and when the earth quakes,

You have set me free.

(C) 2008… Joshua S. Murray