Closer to the Edge

Closer to the Edge

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Liner Notes: 

I had trouble getting this to flow in a way I thought was natural. It keeps morphing...and I know I probably could repeat the hook more. But for now, this is what it is.

Lyrics: 

CLOSER TO THE EDGE

Two a.m.
I’m bombarded by
Incessant replays
Of the other night

Tension hangs
Thick like white cobwebs
Too many insults
And no regrets

[ch]
What are we doing
And where are we going
Is this what we’re choosing
Inching closer to the edge
Why do we waste time
Counting nickels and dimes
When there’s love on our minds
Oh..inching closer to the edge

Two p.m.
Will the day slip away
With robotic gestures
From hearts of clay

Silent streams
Wear down our resolve
Exhausted we climb
Invisible walls

[ch]
What are we doing
And where are we going
Is this what we’re choosing
Inching closer to the edge
Why do we waste time
Counting nickels and dimes
When there’s love on our minds
Oh..inching closer to the edge

[br]
We stand, we kneel
We say we feel
But how do we heal
How do we heal

[ch]
What are we doing
And where are we going
Is this what we’re choosing
Inching closer to the edge
Why do we waste time
Counting nickels and dimes
When there’s love on our minds
Oh..inching closer to the edge

©2019 Kristi McKeever



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Comments

cindyrella's picture

Seems to flow pretty well to me and it's going to be a killer song! Great illerteration! Let me know when it is a song!

kahlo2013's picture

There is so much insight and emotion in this lyric - really well crafted. The second stanza of each verse conveys so much depth and the questions in the bridge drive home the sentiment so effectively.

musicsongwriter's picture

Very powerful lyrics with true feelings and emotions, hurts, regrets and desparate desire to make things right. They flow beautifully Kristi.

3tdoan's picture

Really strong opening that draws you into the tension of this relationship. Cobwebs/regrets is a cool rhyme btw.

Acousticmaddie's picture

The bridge is really perfectly made to tie it together. Great rhyming and ver well painted picture

amusia's picture

Very emotional and relatable. I also like how the rhythm changes up with the shorter lines at the bridge.