Soon Enough

There was a time I thought we could make it
to tear down walls I tried
Was it for real? Or did we fake it?
Denying what we felt inside.


And now you seem so cold and distant
where once love did reside
how can you be so suddenly twisted?
beneath the empty shell you hide?


Will it take your breath away?
and demand your silence?
Will it cause you to delay?
or surrender to violence?
 
Chorus:
And soon enough I'll have my reasons
And soon enough I'll cross that line
And soon enough I'll find my rhythm
And soon enough I'll learn to be fine
And now I feel so worn and faded
with all that I must leave behind
How can it be? How did we get so jaded?
Could it be that I was blind?

And will it haunt you everyday?
And break down your defenses?
Will it take the pain away?
If you dulled your senses?


Chorus:
And soon enough I'll have my reasons
And soon enough I'll cross that line
And soon enough I'll find my rhythm
And soon enough I'll learn to be fine
 
Bridge: And a strange thing happened on the way to salvation
Out of all the madness came a startling revelation
Sometimes wrong is the way it’s meant to be
And now I’m so thankful that I know the way things stand.
 

Avalanche
 
Here I am again
In a place all too familiar
A place that I have been so many times before
My soul is tortured
By constant analyzations
In a world of frustrations
What is it they want me to be?
 
But I refuse to play their game of deceptions
To be sentenced to enslavement to everyone’s perceptions
I was trying to be seen without having to pretend
But now I’ve been disillusioned and I find myself again in an avalanche
 
In an Avalanche (repeat)
 
If only I could see all that lies ahead of me
A future so clear would help to ease my fears
But since I lost my faith to tangible reality
To only what my eyes can see
I’ve lost sight of who I’m supposed to be
A chain of events so intimately related
Each and every one of them so carefully contemplated
Perhaps I should listen to the advice of my friends
But such is not my fate and here I am again in an avalanche
 
In an avalanche (repeat)
 
I can never cease to be the person that I am
But I just can’t seem to measure up to all of my demands
All my agony and sorrow may never find their compensation
In this world of absurdity in which truth is its vexation
 
When you feel the emptiness, the loneliness and despair
When it seems the world has turned on you but you lack the strength to care
Find the strength to rise again and return from the place you’ve been
And find the courage to believe again in that which can’t be seen
In an avalanche
In an avalanche
In an avalanche
In an avalanche
 
 
 
 
 

21 Seconds
 
21 seconds is all it took to find you
Drawn by the things that I had learned about you
Betrayed by what I could not conceal
Revealing wounds still left to heal
I realize that I’m in need of something to hold on to.
 
Now it’s fading away.
 
Chorus:  Now you're already gone
It seems 21 seconds was way too long
At the end of the day
It took 21 seconds to lose you
Was the moment all that was wrong?
Was it something spoken that didn’t belong?
Now it’s fading away
It took 21 seconds to lose you
 
21 seconds of meaningful conversation
Words exchanged without hesitation
And then the awkwardness that penetrates
Leaves its mark and claims its fate
Maybe we were destined to repeat this…again.
 
Now it’s fading away.
Oh it's fading away.
 
Chorus: And you're already gone
It seems 21 seconds was way too long
At the end of the day
It took 21 seconds to lose you
Was the moment all that was wrong?
Was it something spoken that didn’t belong?
Now it’s fading away
It took 21 seconds to lose you
 
 
 
Bridge: And even though it makes no sense
That you should leave me now
The bitter pill of consequence
I must learn to take somehow…
 
Now it’s fading away.
Oh it's fading away.
It's fading away.
It's fading away.
 
Chorus:  You're already gone
It seems 21 seconds was way too long
At the end of the day
It took 21 seconds to lose you
Was the moment all that was wrong?
Was it something spoken that didn’t belong?
Now it’s fading away
It took 21 seconds to lose you
 
 
 

Would You Know Love?
 
Would you know love if you met him on the weekend?
Would you know love if he called you on the phone?
Were you thinking of how much better it would be
If the fears you had were gone?
What could be so wrong?
 
Would you know love if it disturbed your busy life?
Would you know love if there was some other place you had to be?
Would you place it above anything and everything?
Without any guarantee
And wait for it patiently
 
You cry sometimes, but God hardly listens
He won’t waste his time breaking down your walls
You try all the time to keep yourself well hidden
So scared you’ll one day fall
Or cease to care at all.
 
Would you know love if it wasn’t so damn obvious?
Would you know love if it knocked on your front door?
What kind of love was the kind that you were hoping for?
Always wanting more
With so much left to explore
You cry sometimes, but God hardly listens
He won’t waste his time breaking down your walls
You try all the time to keep yourself well hidden
So scared you’ll one day fall
Or cease to care at all.
 
Would you know love if love was all you had to find?
Would you know love if you could find the space?
Have you had enough and just can’t seem to bring yourself
To lose what can’t be replaced
To have all you love be erased
 
 
 
 
 

© Ben Draiman Music 2013