Dear Enemy

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A goodbye letter to that which you fear.

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When push comes to shove
And I lay in a pool of my own blood
I fear he's coming for me

I feel it in my bones
The result of a broken home?
Or sheer lunacy?

So I'll run and hide
And bury myself inside
And dwell on the black that I see

Times' running out
The whispers turn to shouts
What now could it be?

But death never came
Though you'd ask him to stay
'Cause all he gives you is free
He's the only friend you've known
He's got the keys to your home
But still he peers through the trees

He's watching me...

Have you returned?
What have I learned?
Apparently nothing at all

Try as I might
There is no respite
And peace I can't recall

Voices in my head
Who follow me to bed
Whisper my end is near

The sadness pulls and tears
So much it can't be repaired
I am consumed by fear...

But when death never came
You felt nothing but shame
And you began to realize

It's stealing everything you knew
So has it broken you?
Or will you find the strength inside...

To take back your life?

Though you try to turn the tide
You still feel it inside
Why do these doubts still remain?

This bridge you must cross
But you get so lost
When you give in to this pain

When death comes some day
Well, what will you say?
That you let fear rule your life?

Or will you take life as it comes
And not dwell on what may
And leave what was behind

Before your last goodbye?

credits

from The Rubicon, released May 28, 2015
Vocals by James Alexander.
Instrumentation by James Alexander and Tracy Tong (piano).

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SkywardEye is a one man music project by multi-instrumentalist, James Alexander based near Toronto, Ontario.

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