Spanish Song and Lyrics Version
I should have felt fear
Instead I wanted to cheer.
I feel blessed indeed
For I felt no need
To wallow in misery.
I feel like my cup is overflowing
You heard my pleas and suffering
Indeed if this is the path you’ve chosen for me
Then I’m content to have made you happy
For all along you were my shepherd.
I offer my thanks this day
There’s nothing more I can say
But words of gratitude and gladness
No more fear and sadness
My heart goes out with love to all souls and saints.
You live life on the road
You eat words for breakfast
Just to get by the deadline.
Never minding the ungodly hours
Nor the sore feet from walking for miles
Yet you get to have a love-hate relationship with power
You’re forever crossing a bridge to danger.
And then unlearning the beliefs you once had
And learning to cuss when bullshits stare at you with malice.
Oh, but the story you look for can only be beautiful
When the protagonist is bad and ugly with money
You always crumple the paper until its insanely perfect
After staring so long at the blank walls of your room
Only to realize with dismay how your work is sliced in half
Oh, but then you are able to see unspoken truths
Never heard, never written, and long forgotten.
How complex can your role be?
You are an observant in an unfolding history
Whose side on shall you be?
Ah, but you’re the gatekeeper of society
It’s a calling, it truly is
For the strong-willed can only persist
From finding the gold in the tunnel.
Knowledgeable about everything yet a master of none
What the hell am I talking about?
Ladies and gentlemen, it’s being a journalist, that’s what.
Hush now and sleep my dear
Tomorrow will be a beautiful morn.
Gently wrap your fingers around mine
And safely sail your dreams with my embrace.
Drop your anchor and lay your troubles
So long buried underneath.
The storm you faced has just passed
and you’ve held your head high.
You’ve been shielding yourself from the waves of pain
Crashing you down with its weight.
I’ll be the rock to your tears
The balm to your fears.
So slowly close your eyes and just breathe
And like music you’ll hear my heartbeat.
Let me carry you through this night
Where you’ll be at ease and be.
I’m sitting in the sand
I just don’t know
What I ought to do next
Because I’m bored like hell.
Or was it just me?
I pushed people away
Now they seem so far away.
So I’m sitting here
Closing my tired eyes
And shutting my ears
Just hearing the waves of the past.
Can I be gone like the wind?
But I feel like the wind
Though not as free to roam
As freedom seems to be my downfall.
Aha, I contradict myself
But what more have I to lose
When there was nothing more to choose
So instead I just tied my shoes.
I wiped these silent tears
And breathe the air like water
As I got engulfed with the ocean
Of my despair and loneliness.
Soon I found myself ready to stand
Without holding a helping hand
Because I got to be the only one left
With vanishing footsteps in the sand.
You’ve haunted my mind
You’re the unavoidable plague
I have desired.
My skin tingles with excitement
Hearing the sound of your voice
Like the sound of distant shores.
Distance has kept us apart
But memories of you still linger
Every time I see someone smile.
Let me tell you that I’m a ruined soul
I’m the piece of crap everyone throws away
When the thing has outlasted its value.
You’re my angel, my hope
My only connection from insanity
From the past I used to walk on to.
I hope you’re well for here I am
Still searching for light from the darkness
That has kept me from reaching out to you.
Sometimes I ask God
When it rains it really pours
And why humans have to cry
Everyday until they die.
Sometimes I ask God
Why everything seems wrong
Because humans have to choose
When they know they’ll lose.
Sometimes I ask God
Why bad things happen
When people only want love
But ask more of what they have.
And sometimes I ask God
When I’m just really down
Like I am carrying the ills of the world
This faith the only thing I can hold.