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Destruction Of Time

by

Andy Overfield

Father Time's been good to me
I don't know how to repay him
Shit life
All the remedies destroy it
Work all day, sleepless nights
For a good time you pay extra
Shit job
Good memories forgotten

I've never liked myself
I think I'm getting better
But I feel so alone
I can't do this on my own
Same old everyday
It's where I just can't stay
I'll make it to the top
Just be sure I never fall

Father Time why can't you see
I'm a good boy dont forget it
Fuck that!
I know you never liked me
You were cruel, when i was kind
I loved, I cared I struggled
Pay the price
Now I'll just get even

I've never liked myself
I think I'm getting better
But I feel so alone
I can't do this on my own
Same old everyday
It's where I just can't stay
I'll make it to the top
Just be sure I never fall...

"You were there watching over me
As I work through the dark depths of this life
Each time building up my strength
Knowing that your eyes were watching over me
Gently
I look back, and I feel
That now I'm alive!"

I've never liked myself
I think I'm getting better
But I feel so alone
I can't do this on my own
Same old everyday
It's where I just can't stay
I'll make it top
Just be sure I never fall...


Distant Feelings

by

Andy Overfield

Listen to the old folk with a light of your smoke
The you raise your glasses and cheer
Then your last song is played, you think you've got it made
But you know that you cannot stay here

And your B string's two notes flat
There's a pool of sweat where you are sat
And you're singing a song about sorrow

Singing songs about a girl
Who's halfway round the world
And how long it's been and
How much you miss her

'Coz when I'm without you
I feel like I'm at death's door
I feel no need to breathe in
Anymore

I get lonely
Without you by my side
Is this the price to pay for
Running away from you

So we played and in our right
We rocked them all
We rocked the night
But they wont remember tomorrow

They'll just come back again
Bring their money
Bring their friends
But they still wont remember tomorrow

I'll run away, I gotta stay
Teach the world the price I paid
I'll run away, I gotta stay
You will learn the price I paid
I'll run away, I gotta stay
Teach the world the price I paid
I'll run away, I gotta stay
You will learn the price I paid

'Coz when I'm without you
I feel like I'm at death's door
I feel no need to breathe in
Anymore

I get lonely
Without you by my side
Is this the price to pay for
Running away from you

I get lonely
Without you by my side
Is this the price to pay for
Running away from you

Guilty

by

Andy Overfield

An old man, he sees his fate
Getting closer and closer
The light moves, it never fades
This time death won’t ignore ya

His life moves and flashes before him
Pounds his body, knocks him to the ground
Did he do wrong? Did he ever sin? No!
Just the reaper wearing his fake crown

And I said
What did he do to deserve this pain?
What did he do to deserve this shame?
I ask you
What's the difference between right and wrong?
How'd you feel when you saw his body fall?...

The heat is fire, the cold is ice
The pain you receive, it won’t suffice
Your blood is red but your heart is black
Don't turn around 'coz there's no goin back to...

Where the times were young
And where we could do no wrong
To where we were young
And we could do no wrong

You're guilty until your life's done...

An old man, he hears his fate
Riding closer and closer
The light moves it never fades
This time death won’t ignore ya

And I said
What did he die in this pouring rain?
Why'd you act like you were insane?
I ask you
What's the difference between right and wrong?
How did you feel when you saw his dead body fall?

The heat is fire, the cold is ice
The pain you receive, it won’t suffice
Your blood is red but your heart is black
Don't turn around 'coz there's no goin back to...

Where the times were young
And where we could do no wrong
To where we were young
And we could do no wrong....

You're guilty until your life's done!

Griever

by

Andy Overfield

Memories, killed and torn
Blackened veins, death reborn
Watching the days taken from me
I never sleep, still i dream

My blood filled with drugs
Whiskey the temptress still
Nicquotine running free
In the cage of insanity

Blood taken from my life
Not in my body
Another life
I watched you die

Education said enough
Dagger in my back
Where are you now
Temptress in town

Teacher's pet I think not
Cruel deliverance
Fallen but not forgot
Immortal truth

I laid you to rest
Oh blood of mine
Your memory lives
until its my time

My guitar cries on the stage
I am alive
In forgetful peace
But you are not

She rescued me
I thank her
I still remember
No longer in sorrow

Dark wood, light flower

by

Andy Overfield

Before you came we loved eternally
But we found that our love was too strong
It was enough for three
Mother nature had a way of showing us.

Disbelief and dismay is what I felt
When mother told me about you
Could my love possibly be shared
For mum, and you and me?

Guidance I saught with help at hand
Friends came to advise and cheer
That in nine months time, my heart would shine
To see welcome, you are here

You came so fast, it was untrue
I held you in my arms
I cut your cord, you did a poo
All over me, I was crying

Did you love me, did you know me?
A father's cry for hope
But all in all I'll grow on you
Not like mummy, It's harder for daddys

"She looks like daddy" I think not
You'd cry more if you did
But saying that I see a glint
Heavy metal in your eye

It's not so bad, being a dad
I'd recommend to all
But every Dad's story is different
I like my story

So you are here and I am scared
Will I mess things up at all?
Mummy's here to help me though
Coz she's the best of all

Ebony Alyssa you name it be
I hope you like it
I wanted to call you "jimbo"
But we both love you
Always
Forever
Unconditionally...

Daddy's Not Home Right Now...

by

Andy Overfield

Why is this so hard?....
It's not about the lack of company
That was an inevitibility from the start
It's about the gaping, withered hole
That's reserved inside my heart

It's being there when you needed me
And watching you grow so fast
I never thought those endless days
Were never built to last

It's coming to terms with the lenth of time
We're more and more apart
And the wedge intentionally driven
Between us...

How is this fair!?
When you give everything you have and more
In being the best asentee
That vindictive lies, and a false despise
Pulls you away from me

Just because I'm not there
To dress you and feed you everyday
And watch your every move
And dry every tear
And decide what you should call
Another man...
Does not mean there is no love

Here I am, writing poems
With contradictory structures
While you sleep, dreaming of
Animated cartoons...
The rule book was thrown away long ago
Sue me...

There will always be love for you
And it will never end
Even when I drink beers with the devil
And finished my actions on this planet
Even if a day ever comes
That biology calls upon me once again
My fruit you'll always remain

The abuse created, not provoked
Gives birth to a task, which could be so simple
Yet it never is
It just errupts like overcooked rice
Well nanny's at least!

You never really miss someone
Unless you have no choice
My options, burned at the steak
I love steak!
But I miss you more....

Fuck all this ranting
I'll just sit
And wait
The last to know when it matters
The first to be asked when trivial needs are to be met

Decisions are to be made...
And by yourselves too, when maturity overcomes puberty...
Missing you is a daily event
And loving you is eternal

You should always follow
Dreams, aspirations, instincts
One day your choices will be limited too
So understand, with breathtaking fear and anxiety
I have a plane to catch....