Give it up!
There was a time not long ago, I gave up all control
I was young and knew it all, I had my bag of tricks
Booze & drugs I had a ball, I lived life for the kicks
But nothing seemed to go my way, I never got ahead
A different problem everyday, hated getting out of bed
Soon my mirrors were covered up, my name drew stares and sighs
The fool was what came from my cup, Wouldn’t look folks in the eyes
Kept losing jobs and girlfriends, no one returned my calls
Relationships I could not mend, Imprisoned by my own walls
I’d hear the quiet laughter, it was circling all around
When I walked into the room, no one made a single sound
Jack Daniels and his brother Bud, had control of my useless days
I could not admit I lived in the mud, I denied my wicked ways.
The indignity of self hate , was the tenant of my life
The end was near I couldn’t wait, my own hand and a knife
Then all at once they pried my hand, from directing my darkened soul
They told me things would be so grand, if I gave up all control
I stopped the fight & turned it over, their words were songs to me
They listened, talked , they ‘d watch & hover, as success was what I’d see
It’s been many years, and many tears, and I now have full control
There’s no more beers, and no more jeers, I finally feel whole
I give it up to keep it, let go to hang on tight
Now life is full I reap it, no longer do I fight.
I like what’s in the mirror now, No longer losing friends
One day at a time is really how, the party never ends.