THE STATE I'M IN
I got a house in California,
But my heart's in Tennessee.
Yet more and more it's lookin' like
Neither's the place for me.
I have some family in Nevada,
I had a dream in Arkansas.
Yet daily I watch each slip away
Through a memory flaw.
My feet planted next to nowhere,
Leave my mind but free to roam.
Still no matter where Life takes me,
It seems I never find my home.
I've hitched a ride with Ambition.
And I've rode the train of Rage.
I saw Love die in fruition,
Yet I still walk her timeless cage.
The mile markers of Infinity
Leading me further on.
The destination is Serenity,
But it seems Hope's already gone.
Made a wrong turn somewhere in Texas,
Not really sure where I've been since.
The highway is Destitution,
But the toll is Innocense.
No, I never realized the price
A man might pay to dream.
Till I crossed the line from Denial
To forgotten self-esteem.
Till the stars above looked foreign,
And the streets came without name.
Till I wandered the night's desert
Bearing but this cloak of Shame.
Till the rivers ran melancholy,
Till the sun of Blackness shone
Across the Valley of my Heart
Leaving me to die cold - alone.
By the peeling grief of Starkness,
Or the soul it bared within.
Eyes ever adapting to Darkness,
Never realize what state I'm in.
'Tis true, Love lasts forever,
Only her memory slips away.
[This message has been edited by Michael (edited 03-10-2000).]