Save My Soul, Save Myself

There comes a time when nothing in the world matters but you. Your feet become heavy, because there is only one direction in which they can walk. There comes a time when it’s either now or never. The passions within won’t let you get a wink of sleep, a moment of peace until you face them. There comes a time in life when all that you once knew becomes everything that you must let go. Do you choose comfort or do you choose purpose? The pain is unbearable when your mold is ready to be broken. What good are wings when you refuse to fly? The time has come in my life where the desires of my soul can no longer be compromised. I’ve lived my entire life for everyone else. I’ve watered myself down to please the palates of those around me. I’ve put dreams on hold to take on the demons of those that couldn’t face them alone. I’ve acquiesced to the loneliness and suppressed my desires just to have a warm body to lay next to at night. I’ve accepted the bare minimum just to have anything at all. But there comes a time when your soul demands salvation from the destruction that we call comfort. That time is now, and I choose to save my soul and save myself.

“Crossroads”

 

All you folks think you own my life
But you never made any sacrifice
Demons they are on my trail
I’m standing at the crossroads of the hell
I look to the left I look to the right
There’re hands that grab me on every side

All you folks think I got my price
At which I’ll sell all that is mine
You think money rules when all else fails
Go sell your soul and keep your shell
I’m trying to protect what I keep inside
All the reasons why I live my life

Some say the devil be a mystical thing
I say the devil he a walking man
He a fool he a liar conjurer and a thief
He try to tell you what you want
Try to tell you what you need

Standing at the point
The road it cross you down
What is at your back
Which way do you turn
Who will come to find you first
Your devils or your gods

All you folks think you run my life
Say I should be willing to comprimise
I say all you demons go back to hell
I’ll save my soul save myself

Tracy Chapman 1989

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