Sunday, January 30, 2011

You Saved My Life Last Night



All I'll say about this one at this time is that it's based on a true incident, and that Arcadia to Trenholm to Taylor is the fastest route to a hospital.

OK, that's not all I'll say. I originally wrote this without a bridge. Denise Hudson thought that I should change it up some, so I'll toss in a hearty thanks to her for suggesting the current structure.


YOU SAVED MY LIFE LAST NIGHT
wmh - 3 January 2011

A couple of thoughts through midnight minds
I became hypnotized, as so many do
As I stare at the firelight
And wake up screaming, and then come to

Without all the sirens and the lights
I could have slept there all night
But then the darkness gave way to grey
And the dimness into bright

Seems you saved my life last night
Though in some heart beats indifference
There's a courtship of life and death
But somehow this was different

The gutter isn't dirty
Unless you've never been there
Let me tell you, I've been knee-deep in it
It's just a question of who, what, and where

Past pictures rushed through my mind
To remind me of the good lines
From Arcadia to Trenholm to Taylor
Just reflections of other times

Seems you saved my life last night
Though in some heart beats indifference
There's a courtship of life and death
But somehow this was different

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