Chris Meredith

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Chris Meredith

Early misty mornings by the railway tracks
Dodging the engines and never looking back
In the distance I could see the way ahead
To all intents and purposes my previous life was dead
-
I met some old ghosts along the way
They just stared at me and had nothing much to say
Freedom beckoned to stop me from unravelling
I understood its importance and just kept travelling
-
I just kept travelling towards the sun
To feel the warmth of life like a father to a son
To realise that my life had just begun
I kept travelling, travelling, until my life was done
-
It took me many years to reach that resting place
You know, the one where you can hide both sides of your face
And others cannot look at you with their mock distaste
And time heals memories that were once erased
-
I just kept travelling towards the moon
I don’t expect to reach it anytime soon
Until I do I will whistle this mournful tune
I just keep travelling, travelling, waiting for that moment opportune

I Just Kept Travelling

Mom’s baking cakes while her tattoos are dripping
Kids are upstairs and one of them is tripping
Neighbor down the road is giving his dog a good kicking
Dad sits alone with a beer he is sipping
-
Banks close their doors because they have no money
Food banks abound and that sure ain’t funny
Fewer bees buzz and make a lot less honey
Who gives a crap so long as it’s sunny?
-
This is our dirty little life
Dirty men, dirty children, dirty wives
Dirty, dirty, dirty
-
We are in this together we are all told
From another suited politician unwilling to break the mold
The 1% is economically warm and the 99% economically cold
And we swallow this crap, whole
-
This is our dirty little life
Dirty men, dirty children, dirty wives
Dirty, dirty, dirty
-
Schools, cinemas and malls in lockdown
As armed men roam around our towns
It’s hard to sleep while cops circle around
Innocent or guilty, they gun them down
-
This is our dirty little life
Dirty men, dirty children, dirty wives
Dirty, dirty, dirty

Dirty, Dirty, Life

Beating a path to your door was not easy
There were so many obstacles to overcome
And I tried many keys to unlock your heart
-
You lived your life without me
I made too many mistakes on my own
I thought there was never going to be a happy ending
-
The years rolled slowly by like a river
We both went with the flow
And accepted what life delivered
I would occasionally think of you
Thoughts of what might have been
But deep down I always knew, always knew…
-
Our friendship would last a lifetime
And one day you could be mine
Even if it was only for 24 hours
For me, a second of your love would be fine
-
Lying together in clean linen
The world outside holds it breath
As we hold each other
-
Touching each other intimately
Reaching into each-others soul
Accepting each other completely
Warming each other with warmth when cold
Thoughts you never would have dreamt before
But deep down I always knew, always knew…
-
Our friendship would last a lifetime
And one day you could be mine
Even if it was only for 24 hours
For me, a second of your love would be fine
(repeat)

A Second of Your Love


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Early misty mornings by the railway tracks
Dodging the engines and never looking back
In the distance I could see the way ahead
To all intents and purposes my previous life was dead
-
I met some old ghosts along the way
They just stared at me and had nothing much to say
Freedom beckoned to stop me from unravelling
I understood its importance and just kept travelling
-
I just kept travelling towards the sun
To feel the warmth of life like a father to a son
To realise that my life had just begun
I kept travelling, travelling, until my life was done
-
It took me many years to reach that resting place
You know, the one where you can hide both sides of your face
And others cannot look at you with their mock distaste
And time heals memories that were once erased
-
I just kept travelling towards the moon
I don’t expect to reach it anytime soon
Until I do I will whistle this mournful tune
I just keep travelling, travelling, waiting for that moment opportune

I Just Kept Travelling

Mom’s baking cakes while her tattoos are dripping
Kids are upstairs and one of them is tripping
Neighbor down the road is giving his dog a good kicking
Dad sits alone with a beer he is sipping
-
Banks close their doors because they have no money
Food banks abound and that sure ain’t funny
Fewer bees buzz and make a lot less honey
Who gives a crap so long as it’s sunny?
-
This is our dirty little life
Dirty men, dirty children, dirty wives
Dirty, dirty, dirty
-
We are in this together we are all told
From another suited politician unwilling to break the mold
The 1% is economically warm and the 99% economically cold
And we swallow this crap, whole
-
This is our dirty little life
Dirty men, dirty children, dirty wives
Dirty, dirty, dirty
-
Schools, cinemas and malls in lockdown
As armed men roam around our towns
It’s hard to sleep while cops circle around
Innocent or guilty, they gun them down
-
This is our dirty little life
Dirty men, dirty children, dirty wives
Dirty, dirty, dirty

Dirty, Dirty, Life

Beating a path to your door was not easy
There were so many obstacles to overcome
And I tried many keys to unlock your heart
-
You lived your life without me
I made too many mistakes on my own
I thought there was never going to be a happy ending
-
The years rolled slowly by like a river
We both went with the flow
And accepted what life delivered
I would occasionally think of you
Thoughts of what might have been
But deep down I always knew, always knew…
-
Our friendship would last a lifetime
And one day you could be mine
Even if it was only for 24 hours
For me, a second of your love would be fine
-
Lying together in clean linen
The world outside holds it breath
As we hold each other
-
Touching each other intimately
Reaching into each-others soul
Accepting each other completely
Warming each other with warmth when cold
Thoughts you never would have dreamt before
But deep down I always knew, always knew…
-
Our friendship would last a lifetime
And one day you could be mine
Even if it was only for 24 hours
For me, a second of your love would be fine
(repeat)

A Second of Your Love

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Early misty mornings by the railway tracks
Dodging the engines and never looking back
In the distance I could see the way ahead
To all intents and purposes my previous life was dead
-
I met some old ghosts along the way
They just stared at me and had nothing much to say
Freedom beckoned to stop me from unravelling
I understood its importance and just kept travelling
-
I just kept travelling towards the sun
To feel the warmth of life like a father to a son
To realise that my life had just begun
I kept travelling, travelling, until my life was done
-
It took me many years to reach that resting place
You know, the one where you can hide both sides of your face
And others cannot look at you with their mock distaste
And time heals memories that were once erased
-
I just kept travelling towards the moon
I don’t expect to reach it anytime soon
Until I do I will whistle this mournful tune
I just keep travelling, travelling, waiting for that moment opportune

I Just Kept Travelling

Mom’s baking cakes while her tattoos are dripping
Kids are upstairs and one of them is tripping
Neighbor down the road is giving his dog a good kicking
Dad sits alone with a beer he is sipping
-
Banks close their doors because they have no money
Food banks abound and that sure ain’t funny
Fewer bees buzz and make a lot less honey
Who gives a crap so long as it’s sunny?
-
This is our dirty little life
Dirty men, dirty children, dirty wives
Dirty, dirty, dirty
-
We are in this together we are all told
From another suited politician unwilling to break the mold
The 1% is economically warm and the 99% economically cold
And we swallow this crap, whole
-
This is our dirty little life
Dirty men, dirty children, dirty wives
Dirty, dirty, dirty
-
Schools, cinemas and malls in lockdown
As armed men roam around our towns
It’s hard to sleep while cops circle around
Innocent or guilty, they gun them down
-
This is our dirty little life
Dirty men, dirty children, dirty wives
Dirty, dirty, dirty

Dirty, Dirty, Life

Beating a path to your door was not easy
There were so many obstacles to overcome
And I tried many keys to unlock your heart
-
You lived your life without me
I made too many mistakes on my own
I thought there was never going to be a happy ending
-
The years rolled slowly by like a river
We both went with the flow
And accepted what life delivered
I would occasionally think of you
Thoughts of what might have been
But deep down I always knew, always knew…
-
Our friendship would last a lifetime
And one day you could be mine
Even if it was only for 24 hours
For me, a second of your love would be fine
-
Lying together in clean linen
The world outside holds it breath
As we hold each other
-
Touching each other intimately
Reaching into each-others soul
Accepting each other completely
Warming each other with warmth when cold
Thoughts you never would have dreamt before
But deep down I always knew, always knew…
-
Our friendship would last a lifetime
And one day you could be mine
Even if it was only for 24 hours
For me, a second of your love would be fine
(repeat)

A Second of Your Love


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