Go It Alone

IíVE SHUFFLED AND IíVE CRUMBLED SO MANY TIMES
IíVE READ MANY BOOKS
BUT NEVER READ BETWEEN THE LINES
IíVE GIVEN AND IíVE TOOK
SO MUCH OF IT UNTRUE
A MAN BELIEVES HE CAN FIGURE IT OUT
WHEN HE REALLY DOESNíT HAVE A CLUE

I BELIEVED IN CONVICTION WITHOUT COMPROMISE
IíD NEVER SHOOT A MAN
TIL IíD SEEN THE WHITES OF HIS EYES
AND IíD HOLD A WOMAN CLOSE
NEVER TO LET GO
ALL THAT I HAD LEARNED
NOTHING DID I KNOW

DOES ANYONE STAY TOGETHER?
DOES ANYTHING LAST FOREVER?
AND I THOUGHT I COULD GO IT ALONEÖ.

IíVE RODE THE RIVER THROUGH LAZY LANDS
AND I FELT THE BEAUTY AND THE LOVE
OF HOLDING A CHILDíS HAND
IíM TEMPTED TO BREAK FREE
AND RUN THE MARATHON FIRST
BUT AN EGO IN A DESERT
CAN MAKE A MAN DIE OF THIRST

DOES ANYONE STAY TOGETHER?
DOES ANYTHING LAST FOREVER?
AND I THOUGHT I COULD GO IT ALONEÖ..

THOREAU ONCE SAID
THAT MOST MEN LIVE A LIFE OF QUIET DESPERATION
AND DARLING IíM NEED OF SOME RESUCITATION
YOU CAN TAKE MY BREATH, TAKE MY HEART
MAKE IT SO
IF THE POWERS THAT BE WILL FORGIVE ME
IíLL STAND TOE TO TOE

DOES ANYONE STAY TOGETHER?
DOES ANYTHING LAST FOREVER?
AND I THOUGHT I COULD GO IT ALONE