Wish I Was There

Michael Channing

another god fails another little boy
and i wish i was there
another hole is dug into his soul
and i wish i was there
another scream pierces his dream
and i wish i was there

maybe i could hold him--console him
and make it all right
maybe i could sing to him--bring to him
peace tonight

another wife faces the floor again
and i wish i was there
another fist enters her mouth
and i wish i was there
another scream exits her eyes
and i wish i was there

maybe i could hold her--console her
and make it all right
maybe i could sing to her--bring to her
the will to fight

another song falls to the floor
and three more lives never touch
i wish i was there, indeed i was
but i never held anyone
another song in another notebook
but songs never do much
the tears i cried were for myself
for i never loved anyone

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