In The Gray

In The Gray

tcelliott's picture

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Liner Notes: 

A friend is going through a very rough spot and is hopefully doing what he needs to get himself sorted out. This is vaguely about him and his situation.

Lyrics: 

Look up to see the sky
I long to see the stars
Emotions cloud my thoughts
They hide behind my scars

I wonder will I ever see the stars again

Or will the world come crashing down
And bring me to my knees?
Will time steal my youth
Like a callous thief,
And leave me lost in the gray?

Look up to see the sky
And all I see is rain
Storm clouds mask my mind
I don't think I can change

Still I wonder will I see the stars again

Or will the world come crashing down
And bring me to my knees?
Will time steal my youth
Like a callous thief,
And leave me lost in the gray?

Mirror in the sky looking down
As the storm rages pushing me around

Will the world come crashing down
And bring me to my knees?
Will time steal my youth
Like a callous thief,
And leave me lost...

Will the world come crashing down
And bring me to my knees?
Will time steal my youth
Like a callous thief,
And leave me lost...
And leave me lost...
And leave me lost in the gray?



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Comments

katpiercemusic's picture

I like the imagery you use... time as a thief and looking for the stars. I like that you choose not blackness for that bleak feeling, but grayness. The music has a quiet energy and earnestness to it. Lovely job. I hope things turn around for your friend.

cts's picture

So dude - the fact that you took the time out to write a song about a friend in need...well, that's just boss in my book. Also, I like how an answer could be found and realized by the tranquilness of your song (delivery, melody). Music is powerful. I hope your friend gets to hear it and may find resolution and healing from it.

peace!

barbara's picture

This paints a good picture of someone who hasn’t found the way out yet, and the time of reckoning with where things are headed without change. Still, there’s hope because that one line “I don’t think I can change” implies that there’s still some agency left in the matter, he just doesn’t know how to make the shift at this point. I love that riff that starts this out (the gray) and also that interesting chord that colors the “wonder” couplet, like a glint of the sun mixed with melancholy. I hope things improve for your friend.

Kristi's picture

I like the honesty in this..."I don't think I can change" and all the questions. I think it's very relatable. Change is hard and this contemplation affirms that. I like the melody on the line "and leave me lost in the gray"...how it slows down and focuses there. Very nicely done.