Didn't Make It

Didn't Make It

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Demo: 

Liner Notes: 

I've been thinking too much, perhaps, about people I once knew.
Names have been changed to protect innocent and guilty alike. Smile

I know the ending sucks terribly, but I don't have the energy to fix it right now.

Lyrics: 

Ex-wife said, “Who?” when you mentioned Joe’s name
And the kids learned Dad owned all the blame
And suburban dream turned suburban cage
And his heart gave out before middle-age
And…

This song
Is for the ones who didn’t make it
Up against a life
That was too hostile
This song
Is for the ones who didn’t make it
Let’s believe
They were happy for a while

Dan smiled with his lips, laughed with his face
And he pushed the dark down into its place
And it grew inside ’til he knew he’d lost
And swapped his breath for his car’s exhaust
And…

This song
Is for the ones who didn’t make it
Up against a life
That was too hostile
This song
Is for the ones who didn’t make it
Let’s believe
They were happy for a while

Kate knows the words of old popular songs
And recites them all though the meaning’s gone
And the strangers have names on her better days
And she waits for the times when those fade away
And…

If it doesn’t kill you,
It makes you stronger, so they say
But sometimes it kills you,
Sometimes it kills you
Or takes the best part of your life away

This song
Is for the ones who didn’t make it
Up against a life
That was too hostile
This song
Is for the ones who didn’t make it
Let’s believe
They were happy for a while



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Comments

Valerie Cox's picture

"Let’s believe/They were happy for a while" Oh my. That really is always the hope though, isn't it? This is a bit dark lyrics wise, but the track is happy and upbeat, so it makes it some and keeps it from being a dirge. Honestly, if I wasn't paying attention to the lyrics, I'd say the song is fun. It's a got a good beat and I like the guitar lots.

coolparadiso's picture

really good song! yeah i get it! Great lyric and so true! nicely done!