From the recording Now I'm Free
Into the Light of Day © 2019 Bill Scorzari
For four nights, I lied awake in my bed just hardly breathin’ and not believin’ a single word that you said. And when the daylight came, well, I wasn’t ready for it. So, I asked it to leave me and I wished for the darkness instead. But it just kept shinin’ on in and it wouldn’t leave me alone. It said, “Here comes the day,” but my mind just wants the night to go on. It’s harder than you’ll ever know, when the time moves that fast and then this slow, and then it just keeps goin’. Yeah, and then it just keeps goin’ and it just keeps goin’. And you still keep your thoughts to yourself, like a good book on the shelf. I’ve tried hard to read you, but every day the pages say somethin’ else than what the cover implied, if I looked, I’d find there inside. Though I don’t believe it and I still can’t leave it, it’s not for a lack of tryin’. And how so easily, I’m amazed, I fall back on and into my old ways. I’ve stopped looking forward in these days, but no matter how hard I try to beat an everlasting retreat, I’m just not that fast on my feet, and so, I just keep slidin’ back, slidin’ and slidin’ back, slidin’ and slidin‘. Yeah, and I’ve done this hundreds of times. Yes, I have been through this before. You’d think I’d have learned somethin‘ new, but I still just don’t know any more. I guess I just overestimated how far and for how long I could take it. Then the darkness came to keep me awake all through the night and now I’m risin’ and cryin’ into the light of the day. And, the darkness came to keep me awake all through the night and now I’m risin’ and cryin’ into the light of the day.