September 09, 2009

Ragged Company

"Ragged Company" - Grace Potter & The Nocturnals

O lord I think I'm falling
To my disbelief
I'm cursing like a sailor and lying like a thief
It's hard to heed the calling from the better side of me
When I'm blaming everybody else and no one's coming clean

O lord can you see my thick skin wearing thin
And the demons of a lesser me are beckoning me in
Those who gathered'round me - I'm watching them all leave
Cause I am my own ragged company

You can take a trip to China or take a boat to Spain
take a blue canoe around the world and never come back again
But traveling don't change a thing, it only makes it worse
Unless the trip you take is in to change your cruel course
'Cause every town's got a mirror and every mirror still shows me
That I am my own ragged company

O lord it's lonely, lord it's mighty cold
And I don't want to live this way
Afraid of growing old

It's hard to heed the warning when you cannot see the crime
The only way to remember is to forget in a rhyme
And I'm scared to tread the red road that leads to galilee
Cause I am my own ragged company

Posted by Oddybobo at September 9, 2009 11:43 AM | TrackBack

Oddy, you sound mighty unhappy in the last few blog entries. The why and how are none of my business, nor shall I try to make it my business.

Just know, my friend, that whenever I think of it I pray that you resolve your troubles and find the joy you used to show here.

Posted by: Peter at September 9, 2009 06:53 PM
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