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Every Reason to Fail

John Michael Hersey
John Michael Hersey


I said goodbye

I left my home

It was time to fly

It was time to roam

I heard a voice

It called my name

I made a choice

No one’s to blame


I had to leave

I couldn’t take it anymore

Responsibility dragged me

Like a ball and a chain

I have to know what my life is for

And everybody treats me like I’ve gone insane

They all say:

You better make sure it’s all right

The street gets so dark at night

You better have wind in your sail

There’s every reason to fail


I’m down and out

A troubled soul

I ‘m full of doubt

I’ve lost control

I miss my town

But I can’t go back

Now I’m staring down

A railroad track



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