Doesnt Have To Be That Way

Misc. Christmas

There's a storm brewing out on the open sea     

 Sweeping its way here to you and me      

But all the lights are out and the streets are dark

And there's a soul without a fire trying to find a spark

And this heartbreak season it's leaving its mark on me


But it doesn't have to be that way    

It's not the way that it has to be     

It's coming over the walls and I'm drowning in it can't you see

It's not the way that it has to be    

Doesn't have to be that way  

Black night sitting heavy all around
I got a mind full of heartaches and hand me downs
I got a freight train screaming inside my head
That says you can't find love in a stranger's bed
And my mouth is full of all the words that I wish I had said

 It's so much harder now

 That the blues skies have gone away

 I wish I had just one more day         

Whiskey like water flowing down a drain
And I'm wasted as a candle in a hurricane
But you can't stop something that's this far gone
Goodbyes are easier than I was wrongs
And suicide ain't a matter of degree

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