God Bless The Also Ran

VERSE ONE

Steps into play
Brags as he’s taking a rocking horse down

Asks her to stay
Comes across needy and flittering

Pulls the strings
Waving back he marvels at his restraint

Closing in
Something has changed but nothing feels different

PRE-CHORUS ONE

Filling up on empty notions
By full moon he philosophized

The shear folly, star crossed lovers
dreamers and their filthy minds

So no wonder thrice rejected
Scheming now, and laying mines

False and fateful, blows his leg off
Reckoning the pitch refined

CHORUS

So hold your breath this time
The planets sway in line

When destiny ‘s at hand
God bless the also ran

VERSE TWO

The gathering gray
The clouds roll in and lightening seems targeted

Claims she's afraid
And once he said she could do anything

Now dropping blame
and drops that name

Shaky and lame
As she goes like he could let her remain

PRE-CHORUS TWO

Did you ever hear the story
The boy who could not count to four?

How his cohorts love to tell it
And he laughs along since he can't keep score

A year slips by a storm still lingers
Veterans return, alone and blind

Out of nowhere, here's to hubris
He gave up, but she resigned

CHORUS

So hold your breath this time
The planets sway in line

When destiny is at hand
God bless the also ran

Words and Music by Monte Amende
© 2018 Monte Amende. All rights reserved.