Honorable Mention | “Empty”

Videos by American Songwriter

Videos by American Songwriter

“EMPTY”
Rebekah Powell
Nashville, Tennessee

I’m like a stage after the show
I’m like a bar once it has closed
I’m empty

I’m like a building that’s condemned
the house for sale no one lives in
I’m empty

like a pen whose ink has dried
there is nothing left inside

I’m the cloud after it rains
I gave away everything
so just like the promises you made me
I’m empty

I’m like a box that’s been unpacked
the shots of whiskey I’ve knocked back
I’m empty

a shell after the shot is fired
a church- no preacher, crowd, or choir
I’m empty

like the right side of my bed
unmade-up since the day you left

I’m the cloud after it rains
I gave away everything
so just like the promises you made me
I’m empty

I’m a frame without a photograph
the field after the battle’s passed
I’m the aftermath of a love gone wrong
the crack in the road that you drove away on
empty

I’m the cloud after it rains
cause I gave away everything
so just like the promises you made me
I’m empty

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