To Live Another Day Lyrics

by Lorraine Feather

Free at last
From the jaws of a nightmare ...
It dropped you here,
Where you lie trembling in the dawn.
You feel those little aches and pains,
The battles hovering ahead,
But then again, a moment previous,
You knew that you were dead.

Icy rain
Strikes every window.
The clocks are blinking off and on.
You seem to vaguely recollect
That storm got ugly in the night.
You find it absolutely glorious
To meet the morning light,
To live another day.

Your mind plays a pleasant reprise
Of odd moments of joy,
Like when you knew
It was better she left you,
Or Realizing for gods sake,
It was only the flu;
Or, you were scared, there, going in,
But then it really didnt matter what they thought of you.
Maybe it really doesnt matter what they think of you.

Outside your door
Are the streets of the city.
Theyve been your world
Since you arrived here as a boy.
You love them like a lover
Youd forgive most anything,
Can hardly bear to contemplate
The thought of them in spring,

You doubt youll stay forever
In this elevated state.
You try to memorize the feeling,
To believe its not too late,
To live another day.

You close your eyes and you recall
When dull defeat or alcohol
Have left you oversensitive,
And far too quick to bruise.
You chose to take what life will give,
To live another day.