The Path to Hell

What did I say? What did I do?

To create a bond between the devil and you?

Who did I kill? Who did I maim?

Why did I become your victim of blame?

I cared for my children, I kept my promises too

I earned money to buy everything for you

Now emptiness and night sweats

They fill my sleeping mind with regrets

I worked all the hours that God sent me

Like a black slave strapped to a tree

But the same irons that had bound me

Will now not set me free

Who did I trash? Who did I burn?

What did I say to cause you so much concern ?

It’s getting dark now and I’m awaiting your call

All I know is I took a terrible fall

I’ve had a few good years, but I had to fight

There’s two kinds of world, darkness and light

My eyes are wide open and within my sight

The stars are now falling out of the night

I have tried every angle, every conceit

Every action ever known to succeed

Yet every time I find small crocks of gold

I’m left carrying lead and I’m growing old

I’m not ready to go, I will fight like a man

I will take with me everybody I can

I’m losing patience and I’m tired of this trial

I’m beginning to cry just like a small child

Take off your crown, come down off your throne

What we both did cannot now be undone

My sins of commitment were in the past

Life’s running short and time will not last


Author: seagullnic

Writer, editor, lecturer and part-time musician. Passions in life: my family, Bob Dylan, music of many genres, Brighton and Hove Albion FC, cooking plus good food and wine.

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