2nd Place Winner, May/June 2014 Lyric Contest: “Crazy Ride”

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2nd Place
“Crazy Ride”
Nick Deutsch
New York, New York

There’ll be times
When life’s a gambling mess
Where you’ll wake alone
The night a blacked-out guess
Times where every bridge is burned
Every back is turned
Where just breathing
Seems a chore
but
There’ll be times
Where life’s living cloud nine
Where you’ll wake up under sun-lit sheets
Chest to chest, hearts entwined
Where friends are a shoulder away
And a bucks enough to buy the day
Where breathing seems a miracle

It’s a crazy ride
We’re forever spinning round
We’re forever spinning

There’ll be times
Where gravities reversed
Where the name you heart in valentine’s
Becomes a fucking curse
Where loves are scratched out memories
And doctors don’t have remedies
So at 21 you kiss your mom goodbye
But there’ll be times of growth and clarity
Of stars to catch on mountain tops
Rings and vows on bended knee
of happy birthdays, beaches and beer
With family close and highways clear
So grab the wheel, leave the map behind

It’s a crazy ride
We’re forever spinning round
We’re forever spinning round
It’s a crazy ride
We’re forever spinning round
We’re forever spinning

If I had the power I’d unwind the pain
But part of circling the sun
Is circling the rain
We’re forever growing
Coming and going
Together spinning in this mystery
It’s a crazy ride, ride
We’re forever spinning round
We’re forever spinning round
It’s a crazy ride
We’re forever spinning round
We’re forever spinning

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